Injured Tiger expected to play at Deutsche Bank Championship

clearly was bothered by back spasms at least week’s Barclays event, the opener of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs. However, it appears Woods is going to try and tee it up this week at Deutsche Bank Championship. This week’s tournament starts Friday and ends on Labor Day. Woods is the +650 favorite on WagerWeb.

Woods was forced to withdrew from a charity event on Wednesday due to the back spasms that plagued him throughout The Barclays. Woods was scheduled to play an 18-hole exhibition as part of the Notah Begay III Foundation Challenge in upstate New York, with Begay – a former PGA Tour pro who played golf with Woods at Stanford.

Woods, who finished tied for second place on Sunday at The Barclays, a stroke behind winner Adam Scott, was in obvious pain over the closing holes at Liberty National. He fell to his knees on the par-five 13th after hitting his second shot, one that found a water hazard. A bogey followed, and he appeared out of the tournament until two late birdies and a near-miss at the 18th denied him a chance in a playoff.

Tiger won the Deutsche Bank Championship title in 2006. He has finished outside the top 11 only once in eight career starts, including a victory at TPC Boston in 2006. Last year, he finished solo third. Woods is scheduled to tee off with Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson at 8:40 a.m. ET Friday (10 tee) and 1:10 p.m. (1 tee) Saturday at TPC Boston. They are Nos. 1, 2 and 3, respectively, in the latest FedEx Cup standings.

Zach Johnson, who skipped the playoff opener to attend his brother’s wedding, returns to action this week in Boston. He’ll be paired the first two rounds with Harris English and Bubba Watson (8:28 a.m. Friday, 12:58 p.m. Saturday).

Here are the tee times for the event. The Top 100 in the FedEx Cup points are in the field.

Round 1 (No. 1), Round 2 (No. 10)

7:40AM-12:10PM: Freddie Jacobson, Scott Stallings, Martin Laird

7:52AM-12:22PM: Michael Thompson, Angel Cabrera, Ryan Palmer

8:04AM-12:34PM: Kevin Chappell, Graeme McDowell, John Huh

8:16AM-12:46PM: Lee Westwood, Patrick Reed, Russell Henley

8:28AM-12:58PM: Zach Johnson, Harris English, Bubba Watson

8:40AM-1:10PM: Jason Dufner, Boo Weekley, Hunter Mahan

8:52AM-1:22PM: Robert Garrigus, Derek Ernst, Brian Stuard

9:04AM-1:34PM: Stewart Cink, Bob Estes, Jerry Kelly

Round 1 (No. 10), Round 2 (No. 1)

7:40AM-12:10PM: Tim Clark, John Rollins, Josh Teater

7:52AM-12:22PM: Scott Piercy, Jason Kokrak, Brian Gay

8:04AM-12:34PM: Matt Every, Chris Kirk, Ken Duke

8:16AM-12:46PM: Henrik Stenson, Jim Furyk, D.A. Points

8:28AM-12:58PM: Graham DeLaet, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth

8:40AM-1:10PM: Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Phil Mickelson

8:52AM-1:22PM: Nicholas Thompson, K.J. Choi, Kevin Stadler

9:04AM-1:34PM: Erik Compton, Pat Perez, Stuart Appleby

Round 1 (No. 1), Round 2 (No. 10)

12:10PM-7:40AM: David Hearn, Bryce Molder, Cameron Tringale

12:22PM-7:52AM: Daniel Summerhays, Ryan Moore, Luke Donald

12:34PM-8:04AM: Chris Stroud, Jonas Blixt, David Lynn

12:46PM-8:16AM: Jason Day, Billy Horschel, Webb Simpson

12:58PM-8:28AM: Gary Woodland, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Streelman

1:10PM-8:40AM: Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker

1:22PM-8:52AM: Marc Leishman, Ian Poulter, Martin Flores

1:34PM-9:04AM: Ernie Els, Richard H. Lee, Greg Chalmers

1:46PM-9:16AM: Bo Van Pelt, Justin Leonard

Round 1 (No. 10), Round 2 (No. 1)

12:10PM-7:40AM: David Lingmerth, Charley Hoffman, Kyle Stanley

12:22PM-7:52AM: Sergio Garcia, Rory Sabbatini, Sang-Moon Bae

12:34PM-8:04AM: Matt Jones, Brendon De Jonge, John Merrick

12:46PM-8:16AM: Roberto Castro, Nick Watney, Rory McIlroy

12:58PM-8:28AM: Steve Stricker, Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker

1:10PM-8:40AM: Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Charles Howell III

1:22PM-8:52AM: Scott Brown, Brian Davis, Luke Guthrie

1:34PM-9:04AM: Brian Harman, Brendan Steele, Martin Kaymer

1:46PM-9:16AM: William McGirt, Camilo Villegas


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