Tiger Woods, bad back and all, plans to make his regularly scheduled start in this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship.

“He is expected to play,” Rachel Rees, public relations manager for the Tiger Woods Foundation, which runs the second of four FedExCup playoff tournaments, told SBNation via email on Monday. ”

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“That’s all hypothetical right now,” Woods, who finished a shot behind Adam Scott last week, told reporters Sunday night about his ability to play this week. “I just got off and I’m not feeling my best right now.”


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