Tiger Woods on Sunday revealed he is "making progress" with his latest attempt to resume his phenomenal career.
It comes after the 14-time major victor recently said that it was possible he would never play again.
Woods has undergone four back operations in the last three years and has not set a target for when he might return to the PGA Tour.
"Overall I'm very optimistic, how I'm progressing". It's a process, and I'm in no hurry. I don't know what the future holds for me.
He said that a few months earlier he couldn't even ride in a golf cart as the bouncing hurt too much, but now he is feeling much better.
"But I don't know what my golfing body is going to be like, because I haven't hit a golf shot yet".
He has now taken a major step forward in his return to the game.
The American, who has not played tournament golf since last February, has been struggling with an ongoing back injury but has taken to social media recently to post videos again showing him swinging clubs. He withdrew after suffering back spasms.