Tiger Woods says he is desperate to return to action after opting not to make his latest comeback at the Wells Fargo Championship.
The world number one has not played since the Wyndham Championship in August 2015 as he seeks to recover from a long-running back problem.
During a clinic at his annual Tiger Jam charity event, Woods was asked when he will be back on the course, with the 40-year-old unable to offer a timescale on his long-awaited comeback.
"Dude, if I could tell you, I would, because I'm sick and tired of being on the sidelines. I want to start competing against these boys. I miss it," he said.
While engaging in some playful banter with the crowd, Woods went through his bag, hitting shots as he would at a tournament. He said he is carrying his drives 285 to 290 yards, which "is not that far compared to what I can do. I've got a lot more in the tank ... right now, you see me just cruising, hitting shots. I'm not going to hurt myself out here."
The former world number one has registered to play in the U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club from June 16-19.