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Woods says he'll be back - and better than before


At Tiger Woods' first news conference in 184 days, the most powerful statement about the golfer's health and future required no words at all. Does he have any doubts he will be better than before? Woods turned up the bottom of his lip, shook his head three times and mumbled, "Uh-uh," as if that had never entered his mind. Six months after reconstructive surgery on his left knee to repair a ruptured ligament - his third surgery in six years - Woods said yesterday that he was right on schedule to return, already hitting short irons and excited about playing on a leg that has never been more stable. "I've...