BY: John Mamola

Tiger Woods held a press conference on Monday and said his back injury was so debilitating that it caused him to doubt whether he would play golf again.

Woods said Monday at the Quicken Loans National news conference that the surgery he had March 31 erased those doubts, although he says there is no timetable for his return.

"I was certainly doubtful at that point. What's it going to feel like? Am I going to be pain-free? Am I going to be able to actually do this again, where I'm able to get out of bed, play with my kids and play golf?"

Woods said before the surgery he had trouble just getting out of bed in the first place.

Woods says he's now excited about playing again, although he's still restricted to chipping and putting.