- Tiger Woods posted video on social media of powerful drive down fairway
- 14-time major champion is optimistic about return to competitive golf
- Woods says there is no longer any pain after undergoing back surgery
- He added: ‘It’s going to take time to figure out what my capabilities are’
Tiger Woods‘ latest injury comeback appears to be on track after the 14-time major champion released a video of himself driving the ball.
Last month the American admitted it was possible he may never play competitive golf again.
But as he continues his rehabilitation from back surgery, the 41-year-old tweeted a nine-second clip in which he hits a drive while wearing his trademark Sunday red shirt, captioned ‘Making Progress’.
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Tiger Woods posted a video of himself on social media driving a ball down the fairway
Woods has not played since an abortive return ended in February this year after a birdie-less first round in the Dubai Desert Classic and underwent back surgery for a fourth time in April.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Presidents Cup in September, Woods was asked if his career could be over.
He responded: ‘Yes, definitely. I don’t know what the future holds for me.
The 14-time major champion is optimistic about his chances of a comeback to competition
Woods underwent back surgery and is heartened by the lack of pain in his body
‘Overall, I’m very optimistic how I’m progressing. The pain’s gone, but I don’t know what my golfing body is going to be like because I haven’t hit a golf shot yet.
‘So that’s going to take time to figure that out and figure out what my capabilities are going forward. And there’s no rush.’
Woods has also had problems away from the course, having been arrested on a drink-driving charge in May.