There might be more where that 9-iron came from.
Earlier this week, Tiger Woods posted a video of himself taking a cut in an indoor swing simulator with a 9-iron in response to rumors that he had suffered a setback in his ongoing recovery from multiple back procedures. It was the first public sign that the 14-time major champion was able to work on his game.
Woods apparently hasn't stopped at short irons. According Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte, Woods was hitting drivers at the end of last week.
"Apparently, Tiger Woods is further along in his recovery than we were led to believe," Rosaforte said. "I was told by a trusted source this afternoon that Woods was actually hitting drivers. Not full speed, but that he was hitting drivers."
Woods' manager Mark Steinberg said on Wednesday that Woods had worked his way up from chipping and putting to a 9-iron.
The following day, Woods' close friend Notah Begay weighed in, saying that Woods was "doing a great job staying patient" with his recovery.