Tiger Woods played nine holes early Tuesday morning at Firestone Country Club, tuning up for this weekend's Bridgestone Invitational.
"I'm excited to compete, to play," Woods said on Tuesday. "And hopefully, to win the tournament."
It's his first tournament in almost three months. He's been nursing left knee and Achilles' tendon injuries. Woods says this is the best he's felt in years.
"The great thing is I don't feel a thing," Woods said. "It feels solid. It feels stable. No pain. That's one of the reasons why I took as long as I did to come back, is that I want to get to this point where I can go ahead and start playing golf again like this. It's been a very long time, and it feels good to go out there today and hit balls like this, go practice and feel nothing and walk around and pretty much do anything I want on the golf course."
Tiger has won at Firestone seven times in the last eleven years.