It has felt a long time since golf fans were treated to a Tiger Woods masterclass on course, with personal issues and various injuries regularly halting his return to the top of the game.
However, the 41-year-old's recent activity on social media has created a buzz among fans across the globe.
Woods, for the third time in eight days, posted a video on Twitter to provide an update on his recovery by hitting a driver.
After undergoing fusion surgery on his lower back in April this year, doctors advised him to restrain himself for any golfing activities and focus on full recovery before taking the course.
The beleaguered star was seen during the Presidents Cup, where he was the assistant captain, as he confirmed he was eagerly awaiting word from his physicians after a six-month check-up.
However, Woods also revealed that the exact date of his return is still an uncertainty, but, he is hopeful citing the progress he has made in recent months.
At the time, ESPN quoted the 41-year-old saying: “I don't know what my future holds for me.”
“Overall, I'm very optimistic how I'm progressing. Like I said, the pain's gone, but I don't know what my golfing body is going to be like because I haven't hit a shot yet.
“So that's going to take time to figure that out and figure out what my capabilities are going forward. And there's no rush.”
On Sunday, though, the latest update appears to be far more positive.
Clad in a red shirt and shorts, the former world number one was seen hitting one shot with a driver, a move that can be termed a massive step ahead of his sensational comeback - scroll down to see.
“I've been out of the game for a while,” Woods added.
“First things first: get my health organized, make sure the pain goes away. Then, basically, just as I said, just keep waiting for what my surgeon says. I've given you guys the updates on what I can do as I progress, and that's all I'm doing.
“I'm still training, I'm getting stronger. But I certainly don't have my golf muscles trained because obviously I'm not doing anything golf-related.”
The video has already been retweeted over 8,000 times and liked by over 30,000 people as fans grow more excited at the prospect of seeing Woods back on the course.
Woods last competed in February in Dubai, where he quit the tournament after just one round following back spasms, later needing a fourth operation.
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