But his recent videos have shown that he is still hopeful of a return.
- Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters picLOS ANGELES, Oct 17 ― Tiger Woods, who tantalised fans with a Twitter video of himself hitting a driver on Sunday, has been cleared by doctors to resume full golf activities, ESPN reported yesterday. "He can do as much as he needs to do", Steinberg said. "He's going to take that news with enthusiasm but caution as well". "This is good, but he plans to do it the right way".
He has played three times in two years thanks to a series of injuries and had a fourth back surgery in April.
Woods was given this clearance a few days ago, per Steinberg, who said the 14-time major championship victor has been pain free while swinging as of late. According to his PGA Tour profile, his last tournament came in January's Farmers Insurance Open, where he missed the cut after shooting 76 in the first round and 72 in the second.
Woods has always claimed he had hoped to play again and add to his huge haul of titles but there have been plenty of doubts over his ability to compete after several aborted comebacks in the past few years. But at the Presidents Cup recently, where he was an assistant captain on the winning United States team, he said that he was awaiting a six-month clearance from his surgeon before he took further steps.