The 14-time major champion, whose injury problems mean he last tasted victory in 2013, has staged a remarkable comeback from a series of back operations.

That has led to two runners-up finishes, including at this month's US PGA, but the 42-year-old is looking at the wider picture.

"This has been one of my best years considering I didn't know what I was going to do, I just didn't have a clue," he said ahead of the Dell Technologies Championship, the second of the FedEx Cup series.

"The hardest part is I didn't have any inclination of what this year might be.

"This year I didn't know if I was going to play, how many events I would play, what swing I would use and a lot of it was making adjustments on the fly.

"I had no clue what was going to transpire so it has been all positive.

RIGHT: Woods during the Pro Am event prior to the start of the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston. PHOTO: Andrew Redington/Getty Images.

"The fact I have been able to make it this far is very exciting for me, I have a bright future ahead of me because this time last year I didn't know."

Woods currently sits 25th in the FedEx Cup standings, with the top 70 making it to next week's BMW Championship and the top 30 ultimately qualifying for the season-ending Tour Championship.

The TPC Boston venue sees Woods return to a course where he has a good record with one victory, two runner-up finishes and five top 10s.

He hopes to be able to rediscover some of that form this week having taken a break from all golf in between tournaments.

"I've really played well on this course over the years and hopefully this will be one of those weeks again," he added. "I've had some nice runs here where I've played well and got into it.

"The thing is for me is just to keep getting there in the mix with a chance to win on the back nine."