The grainy picture shows a man in gym shorts and a black hood but the face is not clear.
Earlier this month, there were rumours that Woods had checked into a rehab centre in Arizona. The picture was clicked by the National Inquirer, a tabloid that first broke the story of the 34-year-old golfer's cheating spree.
INF Daily reported that Woods has his own cottage in the grounds of a centre, has employed the police to shake off reporters and had a 20ft-high fence around the perimeter of the clinic.
British tabloid, 'The Sun', reported that his wife Elin Nordegren made secret visits to the clinic, and used a body double to pose with her children to avoid suspicion.
Woods has disappeared from the public scene after a his extramarital affairs surfaced following an accident on November 27 when Woods crashed his SUV outside his Florida mansion sustaining minor injuries.
Since then, fourteen women in their twenties and thirties have claimed to have been involved Woods.
Since his disappearance, the rumour mill has produced many speculation and theories about his location including hiding on his yacht, being spotted in Palm Beach and cosmetic surgery to repair a broken tooth following a serious fight with his wife Elin.
A friend of Woods, 15-time Grand Slam winner, Roger Federer previously told French sports daily L'Equipe, as reported by the Associated Press, "Tiger needs calm. And soon he'll become the wonderful golfer that we know again."
"The tabloids are going crazy, sponsor contracts are falling apart ... I've always been aware that the image you patiently construct for an entire career can be ruined in a minute," Federer was quoted as saying.
"It scares you a bit, but that's the way things are,? he said.