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Tiger Woods makes progress after fearing his career might be over

Tiger Woods makes progress after fearing his career might be over
Tiger Woods had microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve in March. (Karim Sahib / AFP/Getty Images)

Before undergoing surgery in late March, Tiger Woods wondered if back pain might end his career.

"I was certainly doubtful at that point," he told reporters at Monday's media day for the Quicken Loans National. "Am I going to be able to actually do this again, where I'm able to get out of bed, play with my kids and play golf?"

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Woods said the success of microdiscectomy surgery for a pinched nerve has given him confidence, though he offered no estimate for his return to the PGA Tour.

At present, he is restricted to chipping and putting.

During Woods' absence, Adam Scott ascended to No. 1 in the world golf rankings. Woods had held that spot for more than a year.

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