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Published: 11:03 | 27/6/16

Woods unsure of 2016 return


Tiger Woods has admitted there is a possibility that he may not be in a position to return to competitive golf until next year.

It is nine months since Woods underwent surgery on his back and just last week he revealed that his body is still not up to the demands of playing tournament golf for four consecutive days.

Having already missed the Masters and US Open, Woods is running out of time to be ready for the Open Championship and the US PGA Championship and he does not know if he will be able to play in a PGA Tour event this year.

"I don't know," Woods said when asked whether he will play again this year. "I want to play. Put it that way. I want to play. I don't know if I will. But I do want to. But I'm trying. I'm trying each and every day I'm doing my workouts. ... I'm working my tail off."

Woods has struggled with back problems for some time and the 14-time major winner is determined not to rush his return, even if it means missing several more months.

"I would like to say next week. But I can't. It's not fun. It's a tough road. I know I'm getting better. I'm progressing, but still I'm just not quite ready to be out here," Woods said on the final day of the Quicken Loans National.

"I can play with these guys. I know I still can. I just need to get healthy enough where I can do it on a regular basis.

"I still need to be golf fit, hit ball after ball to have my golf muscles back.

"I am playing, just I need more time, I still need to get to get stronger, need to recover faster. Unfortunately it will take time.

"I'm older. It takes longer to recover. I want to do it right so I don't have another surgery."

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