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Tiger Woods is getting stronger but no date set for his return

BETHESDA, Md. — Tiger Woods is waiting for everything to click in.

He just doesn’t know when that will happen.

Woods, playing host this week at the Quicken Loans National instead of playing the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club, said Wednesday he continues to progress toward a return to competitive golf following two surgeries to his back within six weeks last fall. He said he has played 18 holes on back-to-back days but still is “sore” on a day-to-day basis. He has no idea when he’ll be back playing competitive golf.

“I’m still getting stronger,” Woods said. “I’m excited about what has transpired so far. Getting leaner. I’ve lost some body fat but I kept the weight up, which is nice. I’ve gotten stronger and it’s just recovering from day to day. …

“I’m sore and it’s about trying to recover for the next day. I just need to still get in more golf shape, try to hit more golf balls, things of that nature. … I’m just playing it week to week and I keep getting physically better….

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