Tiger Woods posts video to rebut rumors of his demise

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) Tiger Woods has posted a video of him swinging a 9-iron in a golf simulator. His agent says the video was posted to rebut rumors on social media that he had taken a turn for the worse following two back surgeries last fall.

Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports Management said Monday that the rumors were ridiculous.

The video posted on Woods' Twitter account (http://bit.ly/1oHi2If ) has a time stamp of Wednesday. It shows Woods, in shorts and golf shoes, taking one smooth swing accompanied by the words, ''Progressing nicely.''

The rumors began with a Twitter account called ''Secret Tour Pro'' saying Sunday that Woods could no longer sit in a chair and spends most of the day lying down.

Steinberg says there's still no timetable for his return. Woods has had three back surgeries in roughly 18 months.

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