Tiger Woods, Three Days After Re-Aggravating Back, Will Play In PGA Championship

Posted on Aug 6 2014 - 5:40pm by Johnny Feulner
Tiger Woods will compete in Thursday's PGA Championship - Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images via ESPN.com

Tiger Woods will compete in Thursday’s PGA Championship – Mandatory Credit: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images via ESPN.com

Tiger Woods is back again.

After withdrawing from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last Sunday due to a re-aggravation of his surgically repaired back, Woods, when asked if he was definitely in for tomorrow, replied, “Yeah,” according to Golf.com’s Twitter handle.

The 38-year-old 14-time major champion played a practice round at Valhalla Golf Club Wednesday afternoon to test the back out, and, obviously, felt comfortable enough to join the field on Thursday.

Woods left Sunday’s final round at Bridgestone due to what he described as a jarring of his back on hole No. 2, and had been a question mark for competing in the PGA Championship.

This will be Woods’ second major he’s played in this season, after missing roughly three months due to back surgery on Mar. 31.

Woods is seeking to win his first major since 2008, and his first Wanamaker Trophy since he captured it back in 2007.

His tee time is scheduled for 8:35 a.m. EST.