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Tiger Woods back faster to benefit charity

Tiger Woods back faster to benefit charity

BACK TO GOLF:This week's Quicken Loans National event in Maryland benefits his charity foundation. Photo: Reuters

(Reuters) – Tiger Woods’ recovery from back surgery was quicker than expected but he said he probably would not have returned at this week’s Quicken Loans National event in Maryland unless it benefited his charity foundation.

“If this wasn’t the foundation and the impact that we can have on kids, I probably would not,” the 14-times major winner told reporters at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda on Tuesday about ending his three-month absence.

“Our goal was the British Open (next month). I healed extremely fast thanks to my (doctors) and my nutrition. All the different things that we did…have allowed me to get to this point.”

Woods said he did not think he was coming back too soon.

“I’m going to get stronger as time goes on,” he said, “the risk is minimal.”

(Reporting by Larry Fine in New York, editing by Tony Jimenez)

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