Woods misses cut at Congressional, but back holds up

Woods misses cut at Congressional, but back holds up
June 27, 2014, 4:30 pm
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I came back four weeks earlier than we thought I could. I had no setbacks. I got my feel for playing tournament golf.
Tiger Woods
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BETHESDA, Md. –- Tiger Woods missed the cut by four shots at the Quicken Loans National and deemed it “encouraging.”

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Woods followed a first-round 74 with a shaky 75 in the second round at Congressional and will not play the weekend in his first event back after a nearly four-month layoff because of back surgery.

“A lot of positives to take away from these last two days,” Woods said. “I came back four weeks earlier than we thought I could. I had no setbacks. I got my feel for playing tournament golf.”

To be fair, he’s right. The week was a success, even though it’s difficult to view the end result (T-103) as such from a man who has won 14 major championships and 79 PGA Tour victories.

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