Tiger Woods confirms he is ready to make his comeback for The Masters

Tiger Woods is ready to make a sensational comeback at The Masters

Tiger Woods is ready to make a sensational comeback at The Masters (Photo: Getty)

Tiger Woods plans to compete in the 86th Masters this week, less than 14 months after suffering serious injuries in a horrific car accident in February 2021.

The 15-time major winner, who shortly after the accident feared his right leg would be amputated, has not competed for a top-level event since the 2021 Masters.

The 46-year-old, who competed in the PNC Championship with his son Charlie in December, played a training round at Augusta last week and nine holes both Sunday and Monday.

Tiger Woods has already rolled the years back in August this week (Photo: Getty)

“Right now I feel like I’m going to play,” Woods said at his pre-tournament press conference.

Asked if he thought he could win a 16th major title this week, Woods said, ‘I do.’

Asked what his overriding feeling was about being able to compete at Augusta,

Woods said, ‘Thank you. Very, very grateful for everyone’s support, everyone who has been involved in my process and the work I have put in every single day.

‘The amount of text messages and FaceTimes and calls I’ve received has meant a lot.’

Audiences have already packed into Augusta this week to catch a glimpse of Tiger Woods (Image: Getty)

Woods said he had been driven by his desire to compete and win again, adding: “I feel that if I can still compete at the highest level I get to, but if I feel I can not, you will not see me out here.

‘I do not show up for an event unless I think I can win it.’

Woods recovered from spinal fusion surgery in 2017 to win his fifth Masters title two years later, finishing in 38th place in defense of his title in November 2020 and missing last year’s tournament after his car accident.

He added: ‘The fact that I was able to get myself here at this point was a success and now that I’m playing, everything’s focused on getting in that position at back nine on Sunday with a chance, as I did for a couple of years. since.

‘I feel like I can still do it. I still have hands to do it, the body moves well enough. I’ve been in worse situations and won tournaments. ‘

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