Woods Hopes To Get Over Injury

World number one Tiger Woods hopes to return to competition this summer but is more concerned about ensuring his long-term fitness, his agent has said.
The 38-year-old American has not played since the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and has since had surgery on a pinched nerve in his back.
“I don’t know when he will be playing but I expect it to be this summer”, his representative Mark Steinberg said. “This is about the next 10 or 15 years, this is not about the next 10 weeks”.
Woods, who won the most recent of his 14 majors at the 2008 US Open, is highly unlikely to be fit for this year’s event at Pinehurst, North Carolina, which starts on 12 June.
The third major of the season is the Open Championship, which begins on 17 July at Hoylake. The Merseyside links venue is where Woods captured the last of his three Claret Jugs in 2006.
“As the weeks go by we’ll be able to pinpoint an approximate time”, Steinberg said of Woods’s recovery process. “It’s still a little early for that.
“He’s doing a little bit more and more each day but this is not about targeting any specific tournament.

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