25 Jun 2014

Tiger Woods returns to golf this week

3:44 pm on 25 June 2014

Tiger Woods is pain-free for the first time in two years but accepts he will never regain the game that saw him dominate golf for a decade.

The world number four returns for the first time since back surgery in April to play the US PGA Tour's National event at Congressional this week.

The 38-year-old won the last of his 14 major titles at the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008.

Woods is ahead of schedule for a playing return as he had initially targeted next month's Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, where he last lifted the Claret Jug in 2008.

Woods says a lot of work and people have got him to this stage of being able to play again.