Is Tiger Woods mak­ing progress?

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - NEWS -

Tiger Woods has suf­fered a num­ber of set­backs get­ting his ca­reer back on track but the lat­est med­i­cal up­date on the golfer of­fers a more op­ti­mistic as­sess­ment of his re­cov­ery from his most re­cent bout of back surgery.

Ac­cord­ing to the Amer­i­can's agent Mark Stein­berg, doc­tors have cleared him to "do as much as he needs to do."

"He got a nice re­port and is al­lowed to pro­ceed," Stein­berg said. "He can do as much as he needs to do. Tiger is go­ing to take this very, very slowly. This is good, but he plans to do it the right way."

The 14-time ma­jor cham­pion hasn't played a com­pet­i­tive tour­na­ment since his with­drawal from the Dubai Desert Clas­sic eight months ago, and has un­der­gone four back op­er­a­tions in the past three years.

Woods hasn't won on the PGA Tour since the 2013 WGC-Bridge­stone In­vi­ta­tional and an­nounced ear­lier this year in Fe­bru­ary he feared he'll "never feel great again." How­ever, on Oc­to­ber 15, the 41-year-old posted a video of him­self on line hit­ting a promis­ing drive with the words "mak­ing progress."

Woods' for­mer coach Hank Haney also was quoted as say­ing "That's a swing he could win with, it's not across the line and stuck in­side com­ing down, a lit­tle stiff look­ing but it's good enough."

Will he ac­tu­ally make it back! That is the ele­phant on the golf course!

Tiger Woods.

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