Woods ready to play in BMW Championship

Evin Priest
Tiger Woods has been hampered by his back but expects to be OK to play in the BMW Championship

An injured Tiger Woods' hopes of playing the BMW Championship are delicate despite the 15-major winner insisting he "feels good".

Woods withdrew injured from last week's Northern Trust event prior to the second round, which left his US PGA Tour play-offs campaign in shambles.

Despite winning the Masters at Augusta in April, the world No.6 now needs an 11th place result at Chicago's Medinah Country Club to jump eight places into the top 30 who advance to next week's Tour Championship.

The 43-year-old arrived at Medinah on Tuesday afternoon for treatment on his ailing back before a brief practice session.

"I feel good; I feel a lot better than I felt last week," he told reporters. "Felt good this morning, so I thought I'd give it a go."

However, Woods did not hit any full golf shots on Tuesday, only practising his putting for 45 minutes with putting coach Matt Killen.

Last week at New Jersey's Liberty National, Woods, who underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2017, did not make any full swings on the second nine of his Wednesday pro-am.

He shot a four-over-par 75 in round one, then withdrew the following day citing a "mild oblique strain."

Woods tees off in his Wednesday pro-am at 6.50am local time and is slated for an early afternoon start in the first round on Thursday.

Woods has a rich history at the 7,600-yard Medinah, winning the 2006 US PGA Championship by five shots.

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