"I talked to Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler last week, they have played some golf with Tiger and they were both very impressed with him and how far he was hitting it".
Following a flawless front-nine 31, Woods stumbled with a sloppy double-bogey on the 10th hole.
"I showed some good signs", Woods told NBC Sports after finishing the four days at eight-under 280.
"I hit some really good shots out there [and am ready for] a bright future. and no pain".
"It's ridiculous, it took me 14 holes to make a birdie", he said. For whatever reason, I find myself really enjoying this comeback.
He and his team will now sit down to determine how best to build his 2018 schedule for major championships.
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"I've missed the fight and getting out there and competing, fighting against the golf course and the guys".
He definitely had the Albany course figured over the first nine holes on Sunday.
It left the 14-time major victor at four under, 10 shots off the lead held by American Charley Hoffman on the par-72 Albany Golf Club course. Two more bogeys on the sixth and seventh put him four over for the day as his challenge threatened to unravel, and a further bogey on the 10th further deepened the gloom.
Although the birdie run eventually came to a halt with a two-putt par at the eighth, Fowler added another at the ninth to reach the turn in 28 and pick up three more over his back nine.
"You've got to keep fighting, and that's one of things I've always done in my entire career is just keep fighting and try to post the best number I possibly could".
Tommy Fleetwood and Jordan Spieth finished in a tie for third place on 12 under.