Tiger Woods returns after back injury

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Tiger Woods has made a faster than expected return to golf after a back injury. The 38-year-old made his return at the 2014 Quicken Loans National.

The 14 time Major winner had been out of action since March with knee problems followed by a back operation keeping him sidelined.

The former world number one, who is still the biggest draw in the game, had targeted next month’s Open Championship at Hoylake for his return.

Woods has already missed two majors this year, The Masters and the US Open.

Woods, who has won The Open three times, has slipped to fifth in the world ranking after an absence of three months. He said: “I am actually ahead of schedule where everyone thought I would be at. We all thought it was going to be the British Open which would be my first event back but I healed fast. I am just trying to get into the play-offs.”

It is an astonishing recovery, as the American legend recently revealed that the rehabilitation process after his surgery meant he wasn’t able to throw a ball with his children. 

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