Video: Tiger Woods fans will be delighted to see this clip of the former world number one
Tiger Woods has banished any lingering talk that he has suffered another injury setback as he took to Twitter to state he is "progressing nicely" complete with a clip of himself striking a golf ball.
Woods's closest confidante, Notah Begay, has claimed that his friend is moving “like a human being again” as his camp sought to dismiss concerns that the 14-time major-winner has suffered a further setback in his recovery from a third back operation in 15 months.
Social media has been abuzz with rumours that that Woods’s condition has worsened, but after the golfer’s agent, Mark Steinberg, issued a statement which emphatically denied this, Begay, the former PGA Tour winner, who has known Woods since their college days, spoke to Golf Digest.
“He is getting better and actually starting to move like a human being again,” Begay said. The US magazine also quoted Davis Love III, the US Ryder Cup captain who is in regular contact with Woods. “Tiger is making progress,” Love said.
All this chimed with Steinberg’s comments about the 40-year-old who last played competitively in August 2015. ”The tweets about Tiger's health are ridiculous and absolutely false. Tiger continues to work on his rehabilitation and we will have an accurate update at the appropriate time,” Steinberg said.
With no timetable being issued fears are inevitably growing that Woods will miss his second Masters in 21 years. Woods has indicated that he will not rush his return and many in the game query whether he will even play this year.