The former world number one, Tiger Woods has made progress towards a return to competitive golf after being given the green light to swing a club again.
After receiving medical clearance to start practising, 41-year-old Woods tweeted "Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching." This was accompanied by a video of him hitting a few balls.
He has not played since January, after withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic with back spasms.
Woods has 79 career PGA Tour victories. He won 14 majors, the second-highest total of all time after Jack Nicklaus on 18. However, the last one was in 2008 when he won the US Open at Torrey Pines by outlasting Rocco Mediate in a memorable 19-hole playoff, AFP adds.
Watch the 14-time major championship winner in action:
Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching pic.twitter.com/tboq1L3Xdn— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 31, 2017