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Tiger Woods officially scheduled to play Deutsche Bank Championship
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | 9:49 a.m.
Two days after pulling out of good buddy Notah Begay III's charity event in Verona, N.Y., to rest his sore back, Tiger Woods has officially added the Deutsche Bank Championship to his schedule on www.tigerwoods.com.
At the Barclays -- the first leg of the PGA Tour FedExCup playoffs -- over the weekend, Woods fought through back spasms that he attributed to a soft hotel mattress.
Despite playing through a lot of visible pain, Woods managed to muster a tie for second. He nearly holed a birdie try from just off the green on the 72nd hole that would have forced a playoff with eventual winner Adam Scott.
The tie for second was good enough for Woods to maintain his lead in the FedExCup standings. He will play the first two rounds at TPC Boston on Friday and Saturday alongside Adam Scott and Phil Mickelson, Nos. 2 and 3, respectively, in the points standings.
In an interview with CBS reporter and former Tour player Matt Gogel after the Barclays, Woods was noncommittal about teeing it up in Norton, Mass., this week. With the tournament being added to his schedule today, it looks like Woods is all in for the second leg of the four-event playoff series.
Woods is the only two-time winner of the FedExCup Playoffs, which began in 2007. He also won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2006, just before it became a playoff event.
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