Washington, Feb 26: Golfing champion Tiger Woods, who spent eight months recovering from knee surgery, has declared it is business as usual. Woods, up against Australia's Brendan Jones, was playing for the first time since last June when he won the US Open before needing reconstructive knee surgery.
And despite a front-nine wobble that included bogeys at the third, fifth and seventh holes, world No 1 Woods roared to a 3 and 2 victory - thanks in part to an eagle at the par-five 13th. Woods, 33, said: "I got off to a great start but there were some loose shots that followed in the middle of the round before I got it back on the 13th.
"Overall, I'm very pleased. On the first tee I said to my caddie, Stevie Williams, that it felt like business as usual. I thought I'd be more nervous than I was. My knee held up well. I thought it would be stiffer but it felt good.