"When are you coming back?" Tiger Woods talks health, future

"When are you coming back?" Tiger Woods talks health, future

Tiger Woods said Monday morning that he still does not know when he will play golf competitively again because his practice sessions and workouts are severely limited following back surgery last fall. The results, however, told a slightly different story.

Woods said he's feeling good and "progressing nicely", but he still doesn't know when his return will happen. Woods hit three consecutive water shots making for an incredibly awkward and somewhat uncomfortable situation.

Woods, who contended he still had Jack Nicklaus' mark of 18 major titles (as well as Sam Snead's record of 82 tour victories) in sight, said he would not take his rusty game anywhere until his body was completely ready.

The former world No. 1 says he's progressing but there's no timetable for a return. That's the overriding question I keep hearing: 'When are you coming back?

Woods knew the first one was headed for a splash landing. When are you playing? I don't know when I'm going to play.

Tiger Woods stretches before hitting three ceremonial golf balls during a Quicken Loans National tournament media availability on the 10th tee at Congressional Country Club, Monday, May 16, 2016 in Bethesda, Md.

Woods confirmed that he has played casual games at Medalist, a club near his home in Florida, but is far from the level where he can compete against the world's best.

"And I'm still trying to get stronger". I won't be running five, six miles a day like I used to. "The plan is to get well, and whether that's by next week or it's a year from now, I don't know". My practices are much more focused because they have to be. "When I get stronger and I do crank it up, I'll have the speed I used to have, which will be nice", Woods said.

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