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Tiger Woods chipping after back surgery, expects summer return

Mark Steinberg, Tiger Woods' agent, says Woods has had zero setbacks or complications since surgery and has now moved on to light chipping and putting in his recovery process.

Woods has been sidelined since having surgery to repair a pinched nerve in his back on March 31 and missed the Masters for the first time in 20 years. However, Woods’ recovery is on schedule and he could be back before the end of the 2014 major season, according to Steinberg.

The next major is the U.S. Open, June 12 at Pinehurst. The British Open starts July 17 at Royal Liverpool, and the PGA Championship scheduled for Kentucky’s Valhalla on Aug. 7. Prior to his back injury, the 2014 major season was seen as favorable for Woods, who has won majors at Royal Liverpool and Valhalla and finished runner-up at the 2005 U.S. Open at Pinehurst.

Another key summer event for Woods is the Quicken Loans National at Congressional on June 26, which raises money for the Tiger Woods Foundation.

 

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