Woods took his recovery slow, building strength 10 yards at a time to make sure he could go through the motions before stepping on the gas.
Around 30 military veterans were on hand for the opening of the Quicken Loans National as part of the Troops First Foundation.
K-9s for Warriors was also in attendance.
Tiger Woods played in the Quicken Loans National pro-am Wednesday morning and says he was rusty but the course is "plain tough."
Woods made adjustments and said his back felt great.
All eyes will be on Tiger Woods Thursday morning as he returns to competitve golf for the first time since back surgery in March.
Tiger Woods had another lengthy injury lay-off, but will return for his signature tournament. How will Woods fare at the Quick Loans National?