Tiger Woods has been given the all-clear to make a long-awaited return to the course after doctors cleared him to start pitching.
Woods announced the latest step on his road back to the game on Twitter as he shared an image of him pitching onto a green.
Woods has been off the course since January and has been caught up in controversy in the meantime, including when arrested for Driving Under Influence.
But it appears the 14-time major winner is getting closer to making a full comeback from back problems that have kept him on the sidelines in recent years.
Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching pic.twitter.com/tboq1L3Xdn
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 31, 2017
Four back surgeries, the most recent of which was in January, have kept 79-time PGA Tour winner Woods on and off the course for the last four years.
His most recent attempt at a comeback ended prematurely when he pulled out of an event in Dubai in February this year.
Woods had only made a return to the game competitively in December 2016, promising his body had never felt as good in years before being hitting problems once again.
Is he now on the road back into the game?
Picture: Tiger Woods / Facebook.