Tiger Woods is feeling a lot more healthy than he did last week after participating in the pro-am at Medinah on Wednesday ahead of the BMW Championship.
"Way, way better," Tiger said, according to ESPN's Bob Harig. "It was nice to take those days off and let it calm down and get a bunch of treatment on it. It feels so much better. I played the front nine today and played quite well. It was nice to see. Took the back nine off; chipped and putted quite a bit. It feels a lot better than it did on Friday."
Woods withdrew on the second day of The Northern Trust last week, citing an oblique injury that stemmed from tweaking his swing due to prior back tightness.
"As I've said before, the forces have to go somewhere, and unfortunately when I make any kind of tweaks and changes to my swing, it's like a new body part is aching," he added. "Unfortunately, I can't play around the back like I used to, and unfortunately things flare up."
Tiger currently sits 38th in the FedEx Cup standings, and he's projected to need no worse than an 11th-place finish this week in order to qualify for the Tour Championship at East Lake - the site of his 80th career win last August.
Woods will tee off Thursday at 12:54 E.T. alongside Billy Horschel and C.T. Pan.