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Woods getting constant treatment to play this week

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DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods’ days since he withdrew from the Honda Classic through 13 holes of the final round have been predictably busy – treatment, anti-inflammatories, more treatment and, yes, even a little golf.

Woods, who withdrew from the Honda Classic with back spasms, told reporters on Wednesday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship that his back was feeling better and he was confident he could tee off on Thursday.


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“It’s been a long couple days of just treatment nonstop, trying to get everything calmed down, get all the inflammation out and from there, getting the firing sequence right again, getting everything firing in the proper sequence,” he said. “Once we did that today, feels good.”

Woods said he started hitting golf balls on Tuesday, but nothing more than 60 yards and planned to walk the redesigned Blue Monster on Wednesday afternoon but only to chip and putt.

Woods tees off with Adam Scott and Henrik Stenson, the world’s Nos. 1, 2 and 3, at 12:39 p.m. (ET) on Thursday.