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Never felt so fit: Woods

Bethesda: Tiger Woods’ recovery from back surgery has been quicker than expected but he said he probably would not have returned at this week’s Quicken Loans National event unless it benefited his charity foundation.

“If this wasn’t the foundation and the impact that we can have on kids, I probably would not have returned so early,” the 14-time Major winner said at the Congressional Country Club on Tuesday about ending his three-month absence from competitive golf.

“Our goal was the British Open (next month). I healed extremely fast thanks to my physios and my nutrition. All the different things that we did... have allowed me to get to this point.” He said he did not think he was coming back too soon.

Woods, who will return to Hoylake next month to the scene of his last British Open triumph in 2006, said he had not felt so fit in ages. “I have never felt so fit. It’s been a very, very long time. Probably a good two years since I’ve felt this way,” he said. (Agencies)