'Progressing nicely': Woods shows off swing in simulator

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Those social-media reports about a Tiger Woods setback?

Not true, apparently. 

On Wednesday morning, Woods tweeted a video of him swinging a 9-iron in a simulator with the caption, “Progressing nicely.” The date in the top-left corner confirms that the video was shot Wednesday.

It’s the first sign that the former world No. 1 is on the road to recovery from his latest back surgery – and it arrives at a time when rumors swirled that he’d suffered a setback and couldn’t move well. 

Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, denied the social-media reports, saying that the tweets were "ridiculous" and "absolutely false."

There is still no timetable for Woods’ return, nor has he issued a statement on his website to update his progress. 

“This was meant for all of Tiger’s fans who had reached out since all of this erroneous reporting came out over the weekend that he was so disabled he had to sit in the passenger seat of a car,” Steinberg told ESPN.com’s Bob Harig. “So many had reached out and wondered if this was the end and if this was true. This was meant to give the most recent update.”

Woods underwent a second microdiscectomy in September and had a follow-up procedure a month later. Now ranked 445th in the world, he hasn’t played since the Wyndham Championship in August.