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Tiger Woods: Pain-Free Headed into Congressional

Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000

Scott Halleran/Getty Images(BETHESDA, Md.) -- Tiger Woods is ready to go this weekend at Congressional Country Club.  Woods said on Tuesday that he is pain-free for the first time in about two years.

"I healed extremely fast, thanks to my physios, and all my nutrition and all the different things that we did and the protocols and the MRIs, and all the different steps that we have done along the way have allowed me to get to this point," Woods said.

Woods missed the last two-plus months after undergoing back surgery, but stressed he'll be fine this weekend at the Quicken Loans National that kicks off on Thursday. He added that he is not worried about re-injuring his back.

"Obviously, I'm going to get stronger as time goes on," Woods said. "Just like it is with every round we play, we can hit behind a tree root and damage something, awkward lies, the little knick-knack things that have happened to us that have played at this level. I'm no different in that regard."

"Expectations don't change," Woods said. "[Winning] is the ultimate goal. It's just that it's going to be a little bit harder this time. I just haven't had the amount of preps and reps that I would like, but I'm good enough to play and I am going to give it a go."

Woods last played at the WGC-Cadillac Championship in early March.


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