Tiger Woods is no longer suffering back pain and back spasms. The pro golfer showed up to play in the pro-am Thursday morning at the Deutsche Bank Championship, and his swing looked good as he took to the course.
Woods’ happy demeanor was a drastic change from four days ago when he fell to his knees and grimaced in pain during the final round of The Barclays. Woods ended the tournament one shot behind Adam Scott.
Following his back spasm, Woods said it was “hypothetical” whether he would play the Deutsche Bank.
After arriving at the TPC Boston, Tiger Woods took to the warm up tees for a short time before heading off to join the pro-am round. His grouping included New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
When asked by one of his playing partners how his back was feeling, he gave a simple “fine” answer.
Woods is currently in first place in the FedEx Cup and the Deutsche Bank Championship is the second playoff event for those standings. Woods is only slightly ahead of No. 2 Adam Scott and No. 3 Phil Mickelson.
The tournament starts on Friday, and Woods will be in the featured group which includes his two closest competitors for the FedEx Cup.
Questions will likely continue in regards to Woods’ back problems. He has not had a full healthy season since undergoing reconstructive knee surgery in 2009.
Wood was forced to skip the AT&T National this year because of an elbow issue, and then he suffered through lower back pain during the final round of the PGA Championship.
In one interview last week, Woods said a New York-area hotel featured a mattress which was too soft. That mattress Woods claimed led to lower back and neck stiffness.
Woods will receive a much needed one-week vacation when the FedEx Cup skips play next week and prepares to resume north of Chicago the following week.