Tiger Woods is getting closer to making a return to competitive golf. Woods has not set a definite time table for his return but he has been playing some practice holes with coach Hank Haney.

As I had hoped, after Jan. 1, I started hitting longer irons and my driver, I'm not swinging as hard as I can, but I'm working towards that goal,” Woods said on his website.

Woods is now able to take full swing shots while practicing at Isle worth Country Club near his home in Orlando, Fla.

Woods underwent reconstructive ACL surgery on his left knee and he had to rehabilitate two stress fractures in his leg after his 2008 U.S. Open victory in a 19-hole playoff with Rocco Mediate.

So far, my knee has held up well, but I don't know when I'll be able to return to competition, he said. I'd like to thank everyone for their support and concern and I'm looking forward to rejoining the PGA Tour when I think that I'm ready.