Tiger Woods: Is golfer near to a comeback?

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 11:33 PM

The former world No. one is recovering from multiple back surgeries and hasn't played since August, fuelling rumours his remarkable career was at an end.

Tiger Woods: Is golfer near to a comeback?

Is he, or isn't he?

Speculation is mounting Tiger Woods is preparing for a return after he demonstrated the full range of shots during a Jr clinic he was giving in South Carolina.

The former world No. one is recovering from multiple back surgeries and hasn't played since August, fuelling rumours his remarkable career was at an end.

But the public practice session has prompted suggestions the 14-time major winner could be targeting a return in two or three weeks, possibly at the prestigious Players Championship from May 12-15.

READ: twenty years of Tiger Woods -- where it all went right, and wrong

Woods'south agent Label Steinberg was unavailable for comment when contacted by CNN.

The 40-year-old Woods missed the Masters at Augusta earlier this month, admitting he was still "not physically ready."

"I've said all along that this time I necessity to be cautious and do what'south best for my long-term health and career," Woods wrote on his official website.

He underwent his third back operation in eighteenth months in October, and admitted the following mo there was number timeframe for his return to the sport, saying "Where's the light at the finish of the tunnel."

In February, Woods posted a video on social media of himself hitting a nine iron on an indoor golf simulator to scotch reports he was struggling to move and was in pain sitting down. "Progressing nicely," he wrote.

Woods won his latest major title in two thousand-eighth and remains five adrift of his long-stated goal of beating Jack Nicklaus' major record.

But in an interview with ESPN published this week, basketball grand Michael Jordan said his near companion Woods "wishes he could retire" and claimed the golfer would quit if he won one more major.

"The thing is, I like him so much that I can't tell him, 'You're not gonna be grand again,'" Jordan was quoted as saying.

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