Tiger Woods still plans on returning to competitive golf sometime this summer, as he originally planned, but won't do so in haste.
Speaking in Las Vegas during his Tiger Jam weekend, Woods didn't seem concerned at what point during the summer he will reappear on the PGA Tour.
"It'll be this summer," Woods said, according to Las Vegas Golf Insider. "I don't know when yet. I'm just practicing & strengthening, trying to get back. ... no hurry."
Woods had a microdiscectomy procedure done March 30 to relieve pain on a pinched nerve in his back, forcing him to miss a still indeterminate amount of time. In a recent blog post, Woods said he hoped to return for the FedEx Cup playoffs and Ryder Cup.
At this week's Kingsmill Championship on the LPGA Tour, fellow Nike Golf staffer Suzanne Pettersen said she expected Woods to miss at least the U.S. Open, saying Woods had yet to hit golf balls since the surgery.