Tiger Woods: Reports of Golfer Having Setback in Surgery Recovery Are ‘Absolutely False,’ Agent Says

February 22, 2016 Updated: February 22, 2016

Tiger Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg on Monday denied social media reports that the 14-time major winner had suffered a setback.

“The tweets that appeared this weekend about Tiger’s health are ridiculous and absolutely false. It’s reprehensible that every few months someone makes something up and it’s treated like a real story,” Steinberg said in a statement. “Tiger continues to work on his rehabilitation and we will have an accurate update at the appropriate time.”

The reports Steinberg was referring to were many.

The 40-year-old Woods, who underwent a second microdiscectomy last September and had a follow-up procedure a month later, said in December at the Hero World Challenge that there was “no timetable” for his return.