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Golf: Tiger arrives at Valhalla on PGA Championship eve

Published on Aug 7, 2014 12:34 AM
Golfer Tiger Woods of the United States is greeted as he walks to the practice range at the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course in Louisville, Kentucky on August 6, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LOUISVILLE (AFP) - Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday, apparently intent to play in the PGA Championship only three days after suffering back spasms and withdrawing from a tournament.

His arrival was confirmed by PGA of America officials in a statement, the 14-time major champion's status for the event having been in doubt since he pulled out of Sunday's final round of the World Golf Championships event in Akron, Ohio, with a back injury.

Woods, who underwent back surgery on March 31, jarred his back on the second hole at Firestone Country Club and withdrew after wincing in pain following a tee shot at the ninth hole.

Woods went to Florida for treatment and examination by doctors after the injury.