Recent bye week came at ideal time for Woods


LAKE FOREST, Ill. – The bye week in the FedEx Cup Playoffs came at an ideal time for many weary PGA Tour players, not least Tiger Woods.

The downtime helped Woods receive more treatment for his oft-discussed back injury, and he reported no issues Wednesday when he addressed the media on the eve of the BMW Championship at Conway Farms.

“That was nice,” Woods said. “It was nice to have that week of treatment, strengthening, so that was all good. I was back to practicing toward the end of (last) week.”

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Woods’ back dominated much of the early-week discussion at the last playoff event, the Deutsche Bank Championship. But after a few days of treatment, he was able to play the event and showed no ill effects. After a 68-67 start, he faded to a 65th-place finish at TPC Boston, his worst showing in nine career starts there.  

Woods said that he was able to practice “a lot more” during the bye week than he was during the run-up to the Boston event.