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Report: Woods 'zero' setbacks; no timetable for return

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Tiger Woods has resumed “light” chipping and putting following back surgery, but it is still too early to set a return date, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg told ESPN.com on Wednesday

On March 31, Woods underwent surgery to alleviate a pinched nerve in his back. The procedure forced the world No. 1 to miss the Masters for the first time as a pro.



In a statement following surgery, Woods said that he expected to return to competition “sometime this summer,” but did not specify when.

Updated Woods’ progress, Steinberg told Bob Harig of ESPN.com that Woods has experienced “zero” setbacks from the surgery and that his doctors “seem to be pleased” with his progress.

As for a potential timetable for a return, Steinberg told ESPN.com: “I don’t know when he intends to be playing competitively. But I expect it to be this summer. I know that’s a wide range, but as the weeks go by we’ll be able to pinpoint an approximate time. It’s still a little early for that.”