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Woods and Foley jump headfirst into preparation for return

July 30, 2011

Tiger Woods isn't going into the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational totally cold. Woods has been hitting balls since Tuesday and worked with swing instructor Sean Foley on Thursday-Friday, debunking the speculation that he would miss the remainder of the season with knee and Achilles issues and that he's looking for a swing coach as well as a permanent caddie. Their work was cut short on Thursday by a thunderstorm but Tiger played a quick 18 holes Friday morning riding a cart at Medalist GC in Hobe Sound, Fla., Woods' new club near his Jupiter Island home. Most of the time they spent together was on short game as Woods is listening to doctor's orders about managing his injuries by limiting his ball count. This was the first time Foley worked with Woods since Tiger's WD in the Players 11 weeks ago, but they have been communicating on a regular basis.

--Tim Rosaforte

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