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Tiger Woods limited at Liberty National with back stiffness

By Jake Elman
Tiger Woods limited at Liberty National with back stiffness
Tiger Woods won the Masters earlier this year. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods says it's "best to be smart" as he battles back stiffness at the Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J.

"This is kind [of] how it is," Woods told reporters. "Some days I'm stiffer than others.''

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Woods has struggled since winning The Masters in April. He missed the cut at the PGA Championship, tied for ninth at the Memorial Tournament, tied for 21st at the U.S. Open and then missed the cut three weeks ago at The Open.

Woods practiced with Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Harold Varner on Tuesday.

"Yesterday I was out there hitting it great," Woods said Wednesday. "Driving it out there with Brooksy and D.J. Today, I'm stiff. Hopefully I'm not that way [Thursday].''

Woods is currently ranked 28th in the standings for the FedEx Cup.

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