Tiger Woods will not be packing his famous red Nike golf shirt for any tournament before the end of May at the very earliest.
The former world number one, who has slipped out of the top ten in the world recently, believes he will be "ready to go" for the US Open in mid-June.
He has been struggling with knee, calf, back and Achilles problems and was forced to pull out of the recent Players tournament during the first round.
Woods has been using crutches and is wearing a protective boot to give his injuries the best chance of healing before the major tournament in June.
"I feel that, in the next week or so, I can start practicing pain free. That's where I'm at."
With a lack of practice and fears over how his injuries will react when he returns to action, Woods is still doubtful for the Memorial Tournament that starts on May 30th in Dublin, Ohio.
The 35-year-old recently claimed he no longer has the desire to dominate the world of golf as he did earlier in his career and is now focusing on peaking for the major events.