ALBANY, Bahamas – Meeting with the media for the first time in six weeks, Tiger Woods addressed the status of his troublesome back.
The news wasn’t encouraging. His return, as well, remains in doubt.
Woods has yet to hit any clubs since his latest surgery to his back in October.
The big question is when he’ll play again.
“Therein lies the tough question and tough answer,” Woods said Tuesday, when asked about his return. He spoke at Albany Golf Club, home to this week’s Hero World Challenge, a tournament featuring 18 of the best players in the world and one that benefits his foundation.
“I have no answer for that and neither does my surgeon … There is no timetable so that’s the hardest part for me. There’s really nothing I can look forward to, nothing I can build towards.
He added, “It’s different from the other surgeries I’ve had in the past. .. For nerves there are really no timetables.”
Woods, who turns 40 on Dec. 30, had microdiscectomy surgery on his back on March 31, 2014, which limited him to seven starts that year. He…