Speaking on the eve of the Presidents Cup in New Jersey, the 14-time major champion said that there were times recently when he was not sure he would be able to contribute this week for U.S. captain Steve Stricker. He added that sitting in a golf cart hurt and he was in pain driving his own car, too.

But Woods insists that the pain from his fourth back surgery back in April has now subsided and he has been able to hit some pitch shots.