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Deutsche Bank Championship

Tiger Woods feels no back pain, ready to play

NORTON — It was an early start — just the way he likes it — but Thursday couldn’t have ended any better for Tiger Woods.

Arriving at TPC Boston for his pro-am round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Woods was hoping to play nine holes without any back pain, days after sporadic spasms dropped him to his knees and left his availability for this week’s tournament in question.

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