Los Angeles - Tiger Woods still has no timetable for a
return to tournament golf, saying he still has "good days and bad
days" with his surgically repaired back.
Speaking on Tuesday at the unveiling of his design for a new
course in Missouri, Woods sounded resigned to the uncertainty.
"The back is progressing. I have good days and bad
days," the 14-time major champion said. "I've had three back
operations and that's just kind of the nature of the business, unfortunately.
That's all I can say."
Woods, who hasn't played since withdrawing from the Dubai
Desert Classic on February 3 with on-going back spasms, hit a couple of shots
in public for the first time in months.
His first found the water.
"The second shot I stiffed it, so ..." said Woods,
who briefly returned to competition in December after missing all of the
2015-16 season in the wake of back surgery.
At his first PGA Tour event after a 17-month absence, at
Torrey Pines in January, he missed the cut. He then withdrew in Dubai after a
The project announced on Tuesday in the Ozark Mountains of
Missouri will include the first public access golf courses designed by Woods's
The course is slated to open in 2019 and will be named
"Payne's Valley" in honour of the late golfer Payne Stewart, who was
born in Springfield, Missouri.