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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 07/28/2011

Will Tiger Woods play next week? Swing coach says ‘we have not hit any balls’

(Matt Rourke / AP)
Tiger Woods has not announced whether he will leave his new house and play in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational next week — the last tourney before the PGA Championship begins Aug. 11 — but his swing coach offered a clue about his activity earlier this week.

The Firestone course in Akron is one on which Woods has been dominant, but Sean Foley told CBS’s Steve Elling that “we have not hit any balls.” Woods has not played since the Players in May because of knee and Achilles injuries.

“I have no idea what his plans are as far as when he plays again,” Foley told Elling via text. “It’s up to the doctors.”

When he does play, he’ll need a caddie, since he fired Steve Williams. He is unlikely to get Lee Westwood’s Billy Foster, the man reported to be his first choice. John Wood, who is Hunter Mahan’s caddie, is another option. “You have to ask yourself the question: Why do you want to caddie?” Wood told ESPN. “If the answer is for the money, then, no, you aren't the guy. But if it's because you want the chance to be a part of history and the chase for major championship titles, then, yeah, you take a shot.”

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