'That's not going to happen until next year. I just don't have a choice. We simply don't know what type of swelling there would be or if there would be any residual effects the next day once you start wheeling and dealing on the knee. Everyone's body reacts differently. I could putt right now, but I'm not going to do it,' Woods said in his monthly newletter on tigerwoods.com.
'I don't know what the doctors are going to tell me about playing golf down the road. I'm taking it day-to-day, week-to-week. All I'm doing every day is looking forward to my next day.'
Woods said he initially lost 10 pounds because he wasn't able to work out following surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee and two stress fractures in his left leg. He has since put back on two pounds.
Woods added that he 'didn't watch much of the British Open and saw a little bit of the British Senior Open, because my friend John Cook was in contention. I watched some of the PGA Championship and want to congratulate Padraig Harrington on his wins at the British and PGA.'
Woods, who won the U.S. Open prior to going on the shelf, has kept busy by concentrating on his course designs in North Carolina and Dubai, his AT&T National tournament, his EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA Tour video game and his new Gatorade sports drink.
He has also been rehabilitating and watching the Olympics. And, he insists that his living room is as close as he will get to the Ryder Cup.
'I will definitely watch some of the Ryder Cup Matches and will be pulling hard for the American team,' he said. 'I wish I could do more than root!'