Tiger Woods gives update on his progress, no timetable for return


Tiger Woods gave an update on his progress but has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday.

In a post on his website Woods said he is hitting 60-yard golf shots but has not taken a full swing since his last surgery.

“I have not taken a full swing since my back fusion surgery last April, but continue to chip and putt every day.

“I’m working out six days a week, alternating between the treadmill, bike riding, swimming and lifting twice a day. My muscle tone is coming back, but I’m not in golf shape yet. That’s going to take time.”

Woods said he has his six month back x-rays coming up.

“Playing wise, I’m not looking ahead yet because I don’t know what kind of swing I’m going to use. I just don’t know what my body is going to allow me to do. Until I do, I’m going to listen to my doctors and continue to take it slowly.”

Woods commented on a variety of topics including the hurricane victims, his course design business, and Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas who have been to visit him recently.

Woods will be an assistant Captain next week in the Presidents Cup competition in New Jersey.




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