Report: Woods back to hitting full shots


Tiger Woods is back to hitting full shots as he prepares to return in December at his tournament in Orlando, according to USA Today.

Woods has been limited to working on his short game, but he began hitting full shots last week.

"The doctors said he could hit golf balls again, and he's listening to his doctors and to his body," Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, told USA Today. "He will keep listening to his doctors and body.

" … He's feeling pretty good."

Woods had microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in his back on March 31, causing him to miss the Masters and the U.S. Open.

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He returned at his event in Washington D.C. in late June but missed the cut.

At the Bridgestone Invitational, Woods fell back into a bunker and jarred his back. He withdrew in the final round, but decided to play the following week at the PGA since the new injury was muscular and not related to his surgery. However, Woods missed the cut in the season's final major, and his doctors advised him to rest for several months.

Two weeks after announcing his break from tournament golf, Woods split with swing coach Sean Foley. He has not said if he will be working with another instructor in the near future.

Woods's Hero World Challenge begins Dec. 4 at Isleworth Country Club in Orlando.