Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Woods did not finish the 2018 season, missing the cut at the Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods posted his first video on social media of him taking practice swings since the car accident that caused a four-month break from golf.
The 14-time major winner, 42, is making his first appearance in 13 months at the Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio, starting on Thursday.
In the video, the American looks relaxed, smiling as he hit shots.
He said his schedule would “probably” “stop” this year and he was “not sure” if he will play the US PGA Championship.
“I’m probably not going to play again until the FedEx Cup playoffs, which is the last event before the PGA Championship, but that’s not set in stone yet,” he said.
Woods is 15 behind Phil Mickelson with three majors on his PGA Tour resume, while Mickelson is also playing the next two events – the PGA Championship at Bellerive in Missouri in August and the British Open at Carnoustie in July.
Mickelson, 45, said in April: “I’m approaching it with a great deal of humility. I know that he has to battle back from the injury to win another major.
“This is going to be a long road for him. There are times I’ve lost my entire season because of injuries.”
Woods has had multiple surgeries on his back, and walked off the course during the final round of the Masters in April 2018 because of discomfort.
He had left knee surgery in 2014 and a third knee operation in 2015, and had two operations on his back in 2016.
Woods finished 100th in the world rankings in the 12 months following his last victory, at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in August 2015.
He first posted a video of himself playing golf on Instagram in June 2017.