Faxon: Tiger Woods looks “pain-free” in round

Brad Faxon won eight PGA Tour titles in his career but never experienced a round like he did on Thursday.

Faxon was part of a quartet featuring current No. 1 Dustin Johnson, 14-time Major winner Tiger Woods and US President Donald Trump.

“Tiger looked great to me,” Faxon wrote for Golfweek.com. “He was happy and, more than anything, he’s finally pain-free. The issues he had with the back the last couple of comebacks seem to be gone. He looked effortless, he looked free, he had some power.”

Faxon said on the 10 holes where Johnson and Woods both used a driver, each outdrove the other 5 times.

Woods is making another comeback starting next week at his own Hero World Challenge. He played just two tournaments last year, shooting a 4-under at the Hero World Challenge and then missing the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open.

He missed the entire 2016 season injured after playing 11 events in 2015, finishing in the top 10 once.

He only played 7 events in 2014 due to injuries.  His last PGA victory came on August 4, 2013, at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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