6 May 2014

Woods in for long recovery from back surgery

10:34 am on 6 May 2014

Tiger Woods says he's unsure how long he'll be away from golf following back surgery, but it'll be a very slow process.

Still the world number one, 38 year old Woods played his last tournament in the first week of March, and it's likely he'll miss the next two major championships, the US Open in the second week of June, and the British Open in mid-July.

In the meantime he's cycling and swimming, but his golf activities are restricted to chipping and putting.