Tiger Woods plays at PGA Championship despite back injury

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla on Thursday with far less fanfare, and a lot more attention.

The PGA Championship got underway when club pro Brian Norman hit the opening tee shot down the middle. Woods was in the feature group in the morning with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington. It's rare when Woods and Mickelson are in the same group at a major, though the hype was different this time.
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Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Woods and Harrington look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Mickelson greets playing partner Woods on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Woods and Harrington look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Mickelson greets playing partner Woods on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Woods and Harrington look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods (L) of the U.S. and Padraig Harrington of Ireland look on as they wait to putt on the 13th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. hits his approach shot on the 12 hole during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Mickelson greets playing partner Woods on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Mickelson greets playing partner Woods on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Phil Mickelson (L) greets playing partner Tiger Woods, both of the U.S. on the 10th tee before teeing off during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville
Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts to a missed putt on the 10th green during the first round of the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, August 7, 2014. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT GOLF)

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