Tiger Woods played a training round in Augusta on Tuesday ahead of what is being considered one of the biggest comeback stories of recent times.
According to ESPN, Woods, who was injured in a car accident just over a year ago, played 18 holes at the Masters home with his son Charlie and friend Justin Thomas.
“He played every single one of them,” a source told ESPN. “He looked good to me.”
With just over a week left until the start of the season’s first major, the news that Woods, who has won the Masters five times, could return to Augusta will shock the golf world.
Woods, now 46, has not played a regular event since the 2020 Masters and was not expected to attend Augusta as he continues to recover from foot and leg injuries he sustained when his SUV crashed into a tree in Los Angeles in February 2021.
However, Woods is still listed alongside the other 91 players expected to play at the Masters next week, and if he ends up playing, he will lean towards his triumph in Augusta in 2019 when he got the green jacket again after 11 years without a major and multiple surgeries.
Speaking of his comeback in February, Woods said: “I wish I could tell you when I’ll be playing again. I want to know, but I do not. My golfing activity has been very limited. I can chip and put really well and beat short irons very well but I have not done any long things seriously.I am still working.
‘I’m still working on the puzzle. My foot was a bit messy there about a year ago, so the puzzle part is something that I am still working on and working with strength and development in it. It takes time.
‘What’s frustrating is that it’s not on my schedule. I want to be in a certain place, but I’m not. I just have to keep working. I’m getting better, yes. But as I said not in the speed and speed that I would like. You also add the age factor. You just do not heal very quickly, which is frustrating. ‘
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