Tiger Woods had acortisoneshot in his right ankle 10 days ago, but was back to work Tuesday.
While the news may come as a surprise, his agent, Mark Steinberg, says Woods always planned to have the shot after the Chevron World Challenge. It was to solve lingering soreness from the ruptured Achilles' tendon he tore in Dec. 2008.
"This was always the plan," Steinberg said. "He's looking at 2011 as a big year for him."
Steinberg also debunked rumors that Woods tore his Achilles recently while skiing.
"There's a rumor that Tiger tore his tendon while skiing. Tiger hasn't been skiing for three years," Steinberg said.
Woods, who went winless in 2010, is hoping to get back to top form from a health and professional standpoint. He doesn't play again until the Farmers Insurance Open on Jan. 27.