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Tiger Woods gives thumbs up on eve of PGA Tour return

Tiger Woods gave his body a thumbs up on Wednesday and said he has not "felt this good in years" on the eve of his official PGA Tour comeback.

Tiger Woods beamed his trademark smile multiple times as he spoke to the media for 23 minutes at Torrey Pines, a day before the first round of the Farmers Insurance Open, a tournament he almost owns with seven victories.

He had just played a pre-tournament pro-am. He began like the Tiger of old, with a birdie on the first hole, and finished the same way, with an eagle and birdie and the last two, for a final score

Woods has played just one tournament since his spinal fusion, the unofficial Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas in December.

Of all Woods' victories, perhaps his greatest came here at the 2008 U.S. Open. He won despite having, in his own words, "no ACL" (anterior cruciate ligament) and a "broken leg" (two stress fractures in his lower left leg).

But that was 10 years ago, and he has not won a major championship since. He tees off this week with different expectations.

"My expectations have tempered a little bit because I haven't played," he said. "I just want to start playing and getting into a rhythm of playing a schedule again.

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