Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tiger Woods at the Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral on March 9, the last event he played before back surgery (Stan Badz/PGATour). Tiger Woods at the Cadillac Championship on March 9, the last time he played this year (Stan Badz/PGATour).

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"He's doing a little bit more and more each day," Steinberg told "He's getting to the point of light chipping and putting and the doctors and trainers seem to be pleased with where he is. He is on schedule but we don't know what that schedule means. 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. Nothing that has gone on from the day of the surgery until today gives me any pause to amend what I said then. I know that's broad and vague but we can't pinpoint a specific time until we're further along."

Notah Begay said last week that Woods would not be able to compete in the U.S. Open Tim Finchem said he did not expect Woods to return until July
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"I've seen a very responsible approach to getting back," Steinberg said. "This is about the next 10 or 15 years, this is not about the next 10 weeks. This is not about targeting any specific tournament. If he needs to wait one or two or three extra weeks he will. He's thinking about this very, very long term."

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