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Steinberg: Tiger Woods Will 'Absolutely' Play This Year

Agent: Tiger Woods to Return in 2016
According to Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods will 'absolutely' make a return in 2016.

Tiger Woods will "absolutely" be back on the golf course this season, according to an ESPN report quoting his agent, Mark Steinberg. 

"I do expect him back on the golf course this year. Absolutely. But there's no timetable," Steinberg told ESPN's Bob Harig. 

Woods announced this week he will not play the Masters at Augusta National, but a video posted earlier this year of Woods hitting a 9-iron into a simulator indicated that some reports of his injuries were overstated.

Steinberg said there is no specific tournament or date set for a return, which is in line with what Woods wrote in his Masters announcement. 

"I'm absolutely making progress, and I'm really happy with how far I've come, but I still have no timetable to return to competitive golf,'' he said on his website. 

Woods's last PGA Tour start came at the Wyndham Championship in August 2015, but back surgery prevented him from finishing the 2014-15 season and he's yet to play in 2016. 

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