Sport Tigers Woods' back injury 'progressing'

23:50  18 april  2017
23:50  18 april  2017 Source:   Omnisport

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" Tiger is making continual progress ,'' Woods ' agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN.com in a text message Tuesday morning. Even if age wasn't a factor in Woods ' career trajectory, a long-term back injury certainly merits concern. Golfers exert untold torque on their back with every swing—nothing

The back injury was first visible last August at the Barclays, where Tiger said the cause was After an offseason with minimal golf appearances spent resting and bulking up, Woods ' back problems most of the rehabilitation process with the ultimate decision determined by how his back was progressing .

tigerwoods - Cropped: Former world number one Tiger Woods © Provided by Omnisport Former world number one Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods says his back injury is "progressing" but did not provide any details over when he can make his return to competition.

The 14-time major champion has been blighted by back trouble in recent years and missed 15 months of action on the PGA Tour because of the issue.

Woods made his return to competitive action at the Farmers Insurance in February, having played the Hero World Challenge in December.

However, he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic in February citing back spasms as the reason for doing so and Woods has not played competitively since.

The former world number one gave a short update on his status at a news conference announcing his first public golf course on Tuesday.

"The back is progressing," he said. "I have good days and bad days.

"I've had three back operations and that's just kind of the nature of the business unfortunately.

"That's all I can say."

Woods' design for the public golf course will be at Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri and the 19-hole course will be named "Payne's Valley" in tribute to the late Billy Payne, a three-time major winner.

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Woods has played in just three competitive tournaments in the last 20-months. Woods returned to action at the Hero World Challenge after a 15-month hiatus in December last year but continued to struggle with back problems.Woods played a further two events in 2017 before pulling out of the Dubai Desert Classic at the start of February. He was expected to return for the Augusta Masters earlier this month but pulled out after failing to recover sufficiently. He recently said that his recovery process was going will with 'some good days and some bad'.

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