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Tiger raises hopes of comeback with ‘stinger’ video

Tiger Woods has posted a video of himself hitting one of his trademark ‘stinger’ shots, getting fans excited about the prospect of an imminent return to action for the 14-time major champion.

The former World No.1 hasn’t played professional golf since his withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic in February, and went under the knife in April to have his spine fused.

A series of false comebacks will have sceptics rolling their eyes, but Woods looks to be on the mend with a series of Twitter videos documenting his progress. And he’s looking sharper.

Woods has suffered persistent back trouble in the years following a very public marital scandal that engulfed his life in November 2009, in addition to four knee operations earlier in his career.

The 'stinger', a term coined by Woods himself, is a shot designed to produce a low, piercing ball-flight - ideal for keeping the golf ball under the wind or keeping it in play from the tee.

Woods's agent Mark Steinberg has said that his man has been given the all-clear by doctors to resume all golfing activity.

"He got a nice report and is allowed to proceed," Steinberg told ESPN. "He can do as much as he needs to do. Tiger is going to take this very, very slowly. This is good, but he plans to do it the right way."





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