Tiger Woods offers big Masters update as rumors swirl
Tiger Woods has been spotted working on his game quite a bit recently, which has led to constant speculation about him potentially teeing it up at the Masters. The 15-time major champion finally provided a real update on Sunday.
Woods confirmed that he has not ruled out playing in the Masters, which begins Thursday. He said in a tweet that he was planning to practice at Augusta National on Sunday. He will then make a “game-time decision” about playing in the tournament or not.
I will be heading up to Augusta today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be a game-time decision on whether I compete. Congratulations to 16-year-old Anna Davis on an amazing win at the @anwagolf and good luck to all the kids in the @DriveChipPutt.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 3, 2022
Tiger has not played in a professional golf event in over a year. He suffered serious injuries in a car accident on Feb. 23, 2021. The injuries were so severe that he nearly had to have his leg amputated, so it’s remarkable that he is even considering playing in the Masters a little over a year later.
Woods has said that he will never be a full-time player on the PGA Tour again, but the Masters is the type of event he would play in if he were healthy enough. The 46-year-old has made multiple comebacks throughout his career after injuries and personal issues. One of the highlights of his career was his win at the 2019 Masters. He last played in the event in 2020, when he finished tied for 38th.
Rory McIlroy recently provided a Tiger update that got golf fans buzzing. Now that Woods has confirmed he might play at Augusta, the “Tiger Watch” is officially on.
Photo: Sep 18, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Tiger Woods talks to reporters following his second round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club – West. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports