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Report: Tiger Woods expected to play Deutsche Bank Championship

By Kyle Porter | Golf Writer

Tiger Woods still hasn't officially decided whether to play the Deutsche Bank Championship. (USATSI)

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The big question after The Barclays last weekend should have been "what is Adam Scott's ceiling?" but instead was "will Tiger Woods play the Deutsche Bank Championship?!"

Woods' non-answer answer at that point was "it's a hypothetical" which, technically, it isn't given that the Deutsche Bank Championship is actually happening and Woods actually has to make a decision but hey, semantics!

On Monday Golfweek.com reported that Woods would likely play, citing a source close to the five-time 2013 winner.

"After dealing with back spasms at The Barclays, Tiger Woods is feeling better and expects to play in the Deutsche Bank Championship, according to a source close to Woods.

There hasn't been an official commitment from the Woods camp, at least according to his website."

On Tuesday Woods pulled out of Notah Begay's charity event which is on Wednesday at the Atunyote Golf Club at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in Verona, NY.

Rickie Fowler, Charl Schwartzel, and Nicolas Colsaerts are slated to play in the event, among others.

But the million-dollar question (maybe literally) remains: will Woods tee it up in Boston? As of right now he's penciled in to play the first two rounds with Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott (is this a good group?) and is the favorite at 7-1 to win the tournament.

I think he plays given the nature of the injury but I also wouldn't be surprised to see him bail, take two weeks off, and come back for the BMW Championship and Tour Championship to round out his season.

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