Tiger Woods cleared a big hurdle in his recovery from back surgery sparking speculation he will return to action in November

Wednesday, 18 October 2017, 05:08:04 AM. The 14-time major champion's camp says he plans to take things slow, but there's still an open spot in the field at the Hero World Challenge.
Ross Kinnaird/Getty After spending nearly a full year sidelined from competitive golf, Tiger Woods has taken a major step towards returning to the PGA Tour. After Woods teased his recovery with a series of practice videos over the past two months, the 14-time major champion has been fully cleared to resume golf activities. This has led to speculation that Woods will return to action next month to the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas, a tournament he hosts. Woods underwent back surgery on April 19, his fourth such procedure in as many years. Mark Steinberg, his longtime agent, said that the 41 year old had a checkup last week and was given a clean bill of health. "He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed," Steinberg said, according to Bob Harig of ESPN. "He can do as much as he needs to do. Tiger is going to take this very, very slowly. This is good, but he plans to do it the right way." Take a look at the latest video of Woods' swing, posted to his Twitter account on Sunday. Making Progress pic.twitter.com/I3MZhJ74kI — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) October 15, 2017 If all of this sounds familiar to you, that's because Woods has put us through this process before. The 79-time PGA Tour winner's balky back has forced him into a number of lengthy breaks from golf over the past few years, and he's returned to action relatively quickly every time, attracting a ton of attention with any and all progress updates along the way. But if this is a case of history repeating...Read more
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