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Back still bothering Woods despite 66 in Round 3

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 25: A fan waits with an over-size golf ball during the third round of the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play at the Austin Country Club on March 25, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)  - 

DORAL, Fla. – Tiger Woods might have appeared completely healthy in posting a 6-under 66 on Saturday, but he maintained afterward that his ailing back remains an issue.

“I was pretty sore last night,” he said, “but as I said treatment every day, and my therapists are doing a fantastic job of get me out here and playing.”


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Playing 26 holes to complete his first round and entire second round one day earlier wasn’t easy, either.

Woods said he had to keep moving to stay loose.

“I mean, I was pretty sore. That's one of the reasons why yesterday I ate really quick and got back on that range to keep warm, keep moving and just keep hitting balls, keep moving, keep moving. But then again, at the golf course for nine hours, it's still a long day.”