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Woods passes big test

Reuters
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

LA JOLLA, California - After finishing three under par at the Farmers Insurance Open yesterday, an upbeat Tiger Woods declared his surgically-fused back had passed its first big test with flying colours.

Woods found the sticky rye grass rough with monotonous regularly at Torrey Pines South course, hitting only three fairways in each of the final three rounds.

But he hit some creative and brilliant recovery shots and putted well to eke out a respectable top-30 finish in his first official event since having a spinal fusion last April.

"Overall I thought I did pretty well this week," the American said after a closing even-par 72 in strong and gusty winds.

"Some of the shots I had to hit out of the rough, out of the trees, a few times I had to jack up the speed and had no issues at all (with my body).

"The big concern was playing out of the rough. I hadn't played out of rye grass since last year. I hit some really good ones out of there. Unfortunately I put myself in there."








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