With speculation of Tiger Woods considering making his return to competitive golf in the coming weeks, the 14-time major champion's agent reiterated there is no timetable.
Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte reported Friday that indications point to Woods playing as soon as the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, N.C., on May 5-8 and The Players Championship in the following week. Woods has until next Friday to commit to the Wells Fargo tournament.
Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, said in a text message Friday: "Nothing has changed as of now. There is no timetable. Chatter is just that. Literally nothing new to report. That is truth."
Woods hit golf balls in public for the first time in months at a junior clinic on Thursday night.
According to ESPN, Woods hit shots, including a driver that carried more than 300 yards. Woods' friend and former teammate at Stanford, Notah Begay, asked questions of Woods while he hit shots for those assembled and explained his practice routine.
Woods made the appearance Thursday and Friday for Nike at the Junior Invitational at Sage Valley in South Carolina.
Begay told GolfChannel.com that Woods is in the "back half of his progression" in his return to the PGA Tour from back surgery.
"It's mostly the ball speed and the clubhead speed," Begay said. "That's a gauge. Every player knows where they should be heading into the season. Everybody else's season started in the fall. We don't know when Tiger Woods' season is going to start, but the physical attributes you would look for are starting to materialize."
The 40-year-old Woods hasn't played since Aug. 23 at the Wyndham Championship, finishing in a tie for 10th. Prior to that event, he had missed the cut in three consecutive majors for the first time in his career.
Since his last tournament, Woods has had two lower-back surgeries, the last on Oct. 28.