Woods camp still undecided

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Tiger Woods’ agent says it’s too early to make a decision on his participation in this week’s US PGA Championship.

The 14-time major winner injured his back during Sunday’s final round at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, forcing him to withdraw after only having completed nine holes.

The 38-year-old looked in severe pain as he left the course, prompting questions over both his long and short-term future.

But Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said on Monday night no decision had yet been made on his participation at Valhalla.

“Way too early,” Steinberg said in a text sent to reporters.

“He has to rest and get treatment and then assess later. Pointless to make that decision now without proper time to give him best chance.

“Nothing further today, maybe (not) even tomorrow.”

Woods was playing just his third tournament since undergoing microdiscectomy surgery on March 31.

Last week, he said that other people who had undergone the same surgery “had no idea” how he was able to play again so quickly.

Currently, Woods has not qualified for either the FedEx Cup or Ryder Cup, and US captain Tom Watson has expressed his concern over whether the former world number one will be fit enough to feature.

“Tiger would be a great addition to our team,” Watson told PGA Tour Radio. “As I’ve said all along, I would pick Tiger Woods if he’s healthy and playing well.

“This doesn’t bode well right now.

“I just hope that maybe it’s just an isolated problem that he can turn around and possibly play this week at the PGA.”

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