"My back feels great," he told reporters on a conference call Tuesday to promote the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, a tournament Dec. 5-8 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks that benefits Woods' charities.
Woods, 37, fought lingering
But since then, "I took a week off, I've trained this week, I've gotten a bunch of treatment" that eased the problem, Woods said.
The world's top-ranked player plans two more tournaments this year: One in Turkey on Nov. 7-11 and then his charity event, which pays $1 million to the winner.
The 18-player field in this year's World Challenge also includes
Woods won five
That continued to leave him four majors shy of Jack Nicklaus' record of 18. Woods' last major victory was five years ago at the 2008 U.S. Open.
Asked about still being short of Nicklaus' record, Woods replied, "My career's not done yet, I'm still playing and I think I'm still playing at a high level. But the wins fall where they fall."
Nicklaus himself said in September that he remained confident Woods would one day surpass his mark.