Tiger Woods is making a last-minute decision in this week’s Masters tournament, but so far all the evidence indicates that the 15-time main champion will be in the first T of the Augusta National on Thursday.
Woods, who suffered a serious leg injury after a car accident in February last year, has not played in a professional golf tournament since the rescheduled Masters in November 2020, although he did play with his son at a charity event held before Christmas.
The 46-year-old American, who played a practice round in August last Sunday, fuels speculation that the five-time Masters champion will be on the field for the opening major of the season. After hitting about 30 shots during a 20-minute spell in the driving range, Woods is understood to have played Augustine Back Nine.
Woods posted a social media message that day saying: “I will go to August today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be decided during the game whether I will compete or not.”
Woods was also assigned a pre-tournament press conference slot on Tuesday morning, further proof that he is confident of returning to the scene with his incredible 12-shot win in 1997.
The Tigers are currently trading 50-1 to win the sixth green jacket.