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Tiger Woods says he's pain-free, but preaches patience as he returns for Quicken Loans National
Tiger Woods says he's pain-free, but preaches patience as he returns for Quicken Loans National

BETHESDA — Like the superstar athletes who befriended and mentored him early in his career as he watched them grow old, Tiger Woods keeps staring at his own golfing mortality. Coming off a three-month layoff following back surgery, Woods returns to the PGA Tour this week for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club with a bit of a different game than the one he has played for the past 18 years as a pro. “Just like M.J., I’ve got the fadeaway,” Woods said, referring to one of his longtime confidants, Michael Jordan. But like Jordan and Ken Griffey Jr., the 38-year-old Woods is not yet ready to accept the fact that he can’t compete with a...

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