Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla to all the fanfare anyone could have asked for and talked about his back and when he made the decision to play.
He decided, surreptitious as it was, to play on Tuesday before flying in covert on Wednesday morning.
"My range of motion was good," he said and Geoff Shackelford transcribed. "I started my firing sequence -- was back to normal -- (and) the sequencing was good. If my sequencing is good then it's all good."
I have no idea what that means but then again I have no idea what it's like to win 14 majors either.
He also confirmed that it's not a re-injury but something different. I'm not sure which is worse.
"It's not the site of the surgery. This is something totally different. As I said when I landed, it jarred it and jarred it lose, made it come out. As I was explaining to you guys last week, I haven't been able to do my agility stuff because I'm still building back up, still playing."
According to the Associated Press, Woods said his trainer adjusted the area above the sacrum, which is a wedge-shaped bone at the base of the spine and in between the hips bones.
"Once he put it back in, the spasms went away," Woods said.
Despite that he insisted he's feeling good.
"I'm not in any pain. That is the good part. Pain-free, yes, except for the headache of talking to you guys."
Humorous, Big Cat. Giggles all the way around! But he's also here for business. Asked if he expected to win this weekend, Tiger answered, "Yes."
The problem? He's not playing very well at the moment. He's had about one and a half good rounds since coming back three tournaments ago and at 40-1 his actual odds are probably more like 400-1.
I will say, however, if he does pull this off it will be up there with the 1997 Masters, 2000 US Open, and 2008 US Open as his most iconic wins ever.
There's no doubt about that.