But beyond the corporate concerns, there's the bigger picture for him.
If he were to wait till he was truly ready to resume tournament golf, he'd head into the British Open at Hoylake -- where he won the last of his three claret jugs, in 2006 -- and hope to wing it.
That strategy didn't work out too well when he made his season debut at Torrey Pines in January.
An obviously undercooked Woods missed the Saturday cut in San Diego after barely breaking 80 in his third round on a course where he's won eight times.
He followed that befuddling performance with a mediocre showing in the Middle East before pulling out in the final round at the Honda Classic with back problems.
Woods showed up the next week at Doral for the Cadillac Championships but again was hampered by back problems in the final round. He opted to finish that tournament, but could do no better than a Sunday 78.