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Tiger Woods Fit For Deutsche Bank Championship

World number one Tiger Woods has declared himself fit and ready to play at this weekend’s Deutsche Bank Championship after coming through the pro-am unscathed and in good shape.

Tiger was a serious doubt for the event after suffering a back injury during The Barclays last week, although he still managed to finish in a tie for second place.

It was uncomfortable to witness Woods sinking to his knees in pain after his second at the 13th in the final round as his back went into spasms, and this inevitably forced him to withdraw from a charity event on Wednesday organised by his good friend and former Stanford teammate Notah Begay.

The original plan had been for Woods to play just nine holes of the pre-tournament pro-am in Boston and chip and putt on the back nine, but he completed all 18 holes and revealed afterwards the pain in his back had subsided.

"It was a pleasant surprise to go out there and play without any discomfort," said Woods. "It's a lot better than obviously on Sunday. It was nice to go out and feel comfortable and be able to hit shots.

"I wanted to get back here. This is one of my favourite tournaments and a golf course I like. I've played well here over the years.

"It was nice to have that extra day between tournaments. It made a big difference."