Tiger Woods cleared by doctor to resume playing golf with no restrictions

Tiger Woods cleared by doctor to resume playing golf with no restrictions

Tiger Woods cleared by doctor to resume playing golf with no restrictions

It does not seem likely at this point that he will come any closer to threatening Jack Nicklaus's record of 18 Majors, but many golf fans would gladly settle for seeing Woods back on the Tour, and he has to be delighted at getting clearance to continue pursuing that goal.

Woods' last professional appearance came in December past year at the Hero World Challenge invitational event in the Bahamas.

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.

"He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed", Tiger's agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN.

The last video showed him hitting full shots with a driver whereas up until last week he had been restricted to pitching. "This is good, but he plans to do it the right way".

If all of this sounds familiar to you, that's because Woods has put us through this process before.

But if this is a case of history repeating itself, then Woods needs to tread carefully.

Woods hasn't played since February, when he withdrew from the European Tour's Omega Dubai Desert Classic ahead of the second round, citing pain after a first-round, birdie-free 77 during which he looked uncomfortable with his back. The small but elite field includes players like Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, and Justin Thomas, but there are still two open spots, one of which may be set aside for Woods.

He said that a few months earlier he couldn't even ride in a golf cart as the bouncing hurt too much, but now he is feeling much better.

Woods has been slowly returning to golf - at least via social media - these past couple of weeks.

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