Tiger Woods furthers return rumours by playing in public

The former World number one performed at a clinic on Thursday

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Tiger Woods' comeback to competitive action seems to be getting closer after the former World number one, took part in a golf clinic in North Carolina on Thursday.

Woods has not swung a club in anger since taking part at the Wyndham Championship last August. Since then, the 40-year-old has had two back surgeries.

Fan footage of Woods' comeback has been released sporadically in the last 24 hours with the 14-time major winner impressing the crowd throughout the clinic.

Despite missing The Masters, Woods' progression may allow him to play in the remaining three majors of the season. A comeback may happen as early as next month, with The Players Championship at Sawgrass a realistic chance of seeing another comeback.