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Tiger Woods admits he has 'nothing to look forward to' as he continues his recovery from back surgery.
The former world number one has had two operations on his back since his last appearance in the Wyndham Championship in August and he has yet to begin rehabilitation work.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Hero World Challenge, the 18-man tournament hosted by his foundation, Woods revealed he is unable to bend down to pick up a ball when playing with his children and has no idea when he will be ready to return to competitive action.
"I have no answer for that. Neither does my surgeon or my physio. There is no timetable," Woods replied when asked about a possible return date.
"There is nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build towards. Where's the light at the end of the tunnel? I don't know."
Woods, who played just 11 events in 2015, admitted he is limited in what he can do because of his situation.
"I walk and I walk. I'm just walking, and that's it. It's different from the other surgeries I've had in the past. For nerves there are really no timetables," he explained.
Woods has 79 PGA Tour victories to his name as well as 14-major titles but he has looked far below his best in recent years and missed the cut at three of the four majors this year.
His last major win came at the US Open in 2008 and his 10th in the Wyndham Championship was his best finish on the PGA Tour for nearly two years.
"For my 20 years out here I achieved a lot. I think pretty much everything beyond this will be gravy. If that's all it entails then I've had a pretty good run. But I'm hoping that's not it," he added.
"I'm hoping I can get out here and compete against these guys. I really do miss it."