Woods ‘not fully fit’ until 2010

Tiger Woods has predicted that it will be another 18 months before he is completely recovered from knee surgery.

According to BBC, Woods, 32, is recovering from anterior cruciate ligament surgery and has not played since his dramatic US Open victory at Torrey Pines in June.

And the world number one predicts he will not be able to swing a golf club until January at the earliest.

Woods, who won nine victories in 12 official events this year, said he was at the peak of his powers before surgery and was determined to compete at the highest level once he returned to health in 2009.