Tiger Woods, who dropped to his knees four days ago because of back pain, says he’s ready to play again.
Woods had no trouble taking full, powerful shots from the deep rough during his pro-am prior to the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Thursday.
“The back has been … it’s a lot better than obviously on Sunday,” Woods said at the Deutsche Bank Championship. “It was nice to have that extra day of rest. Having the tournament start on Friday certainly helps. And I’ve gotten treatment every day, two to three times a day. And it feels good.”
Only Woods knows how much agony his back can really take, but he said he will be careful not to aggravate it.
“It’s a day to day deal on how I feel, whether I’m going to practice or not after,” Woods said. “Whether or not I’m going to get a little bit tight now, go eat, if I get a little bit tight, then I probably won’t hit balls.”
“But I’d like to putt a little bit, get a feel for the speed of the greens. But as far as hitting balls, it’s going to be day to day. This was, as I said, the first day I hit balls or swung a club since Sunday. And it was a pleasant surprise to go out there and play without any discomfort today.”
The Deutsche Bank Championship starts Friday, August 29, 2013. More details on Woods’ progress to come.