September 24, 2022

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Tiger Woods plays in the Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods plays in the Masters Tournament

Unlike most PGA Tour events, Woods, 46, has no deadline for deciding whether to play in the Augusta National, and he will be listed on the field until he tells tournament officials he’s not playing. But it appears that has not yet happened.

It should be noted that Woods has a history of delaying his master’s decisions. in 2016, when he was dealing with back injuries, the five-time Masters winner waited up to six days before the tournament began to announce that he would not play. Back injuries continued in 2017, when Woods again waited until Six days before the start of the tournament to announce that he will not play.

Both announcements were made via Woods’ website on Friday night prior to the start of those tournaments.

In February 2021, Woods suffered comminuted open fractures to the tibia and fibula in his right leg during the car accident in Southern California, which means that both bones broke into at least three pieces and broke the skin. He also injured his foot and ankle, and in November He said The leg amputation was “on the table”.

However, Woods seemed optimistic he could return to playing on a limited schedule, although he did not “expect this leg to be what it once was.”

“To ramp up the number of tournaments a year, there’s no reason why I can’t do it and feel ready,” he said. “I’ve come from long layoffs and won or come close to winning. I know the recipe. I just have to get to the point where I feel comfortable because I can do it all over again.”

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in DecemberWoods teamed up with his son, Charlie, to play in the unofficial Father and Son Tournament in Florida, finishing second behind John Daly and his son. Woods used a golf cart to get around the course, which is not allowed at Augusta National.

After the tournament, Woods said he disagreed with fellow pro Matt Kuchar’s assessment that his swing was back to the point where he could compete on the PGA Tour.

“Not totally agree. I’m not — I’m not at that level,” he said. “I can’t compete against those guys now, no. … Obviously when I had my back fusion [surgery in 2017]I didn’t know if I could be here again and do it. This was a completely different deal. This was whether or not I had a prosthetic, which I don’t. So I am very fortunate and a huge thank you to all the surgeons and nurses who helped me along the line and all my physical members.”

Woods has played in all but three of the Masters tournaments since making his debut there as an amateur in 1995, and as a former champion he received a lifetime invitation to play in the tournament. He has nine other top-10 positions in the Masters to line up with his five wins, although his last appearance in 2020 resulted in a tie for 38th.