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Tiger Woods posts first video taking practice swings since car accident in February
Tiger Woods posted the first video of himself taking his first practice swings since a car accident five months ago on Twitter.
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Woods posted the clip on Wednesday from the Champions Course at Augusta National. The five-time Masters champion, who has not played since finishing tied for 25th at Torrey Pines in December, swung away at a small number of balls. Woods hasn’t played at all this year because of a back injury that he says has forced him to play a few tournaments he would have stayed away from after recuperating from a surgery for a pinched nerve in his back.
As early as last week, Woods told reporters he didn’t plan to compete in any more tournaments this year. Woods’ next PGA Tour competition is at the Quicken Loans National in Maryland in two weeks.
Woods has not been the same since back surgery on 31 March 2014. He has made only three starts the past three years, the past two years with scant playing time.