Woods didn’t end his near five-year title drought but the American came close, finishing tied for second — one shot behind winner Paul Casey. It was his best result since also tying for second at the Barclays in 2013.
It was good timing for the 42-year-old, since the year’s first major — the Masters at Augusta — begins in just under three weeks.
Woods last won one of golf’s four majors in 2008, beset since by four back surgeries and off-course issues.
“I keep getting just a little bit better and a little bit sharper,” Woods said. “Today I wasn’t quite as sharp as I would’ve liked to have had it, but I had a good shot at winning the golf tournament.
“A couple of putts here and there and…