Golf: Tiger Woods says he will play in this week’s Masters
The 15-time significant champ states he can win the occasion for 6th time
Tiger Woods will certainly play in this week’s Masters as well as feels he can win the occasion for a 6th time in his highly-anticipated go back to competitors complying with an auto accident in 2014 that almost led to medical professionals severing his ideal leg.
” Since today I seem like I’m mosting likely to play,” Woods claimed throughout his pre-tournament press conference.
The choice by the 46-year-old Woods, that is familiar with hosting impressive returns, follows he reached Augusta National on Sunday when he claimed he would certainly be a game-time choice for the April 7-10 Masters.
The 15-time significant champ has actually not contended on the PGA Excursion because the November 2020 Masters as well as cast significant question on his specialist playing golf future after experiencing significant leg injuries in a February 2021 auto accident.
Woods claimed 2 months ago he had a “lengthy method to go” in his recuperation however maintained the golf globe on side after going to Augusta National recently to exercise while his name continued to be on the provisionary checklist of rivals for the year’s very first significant.
While fellow golf players have actually claimed Woods’ swing is looking great, the huge inquiry will certainly be just how his operatively rebuilt leg will certainly stand up on the undulating Augusta National format, which is just one of the extra challenging strolls on the PGA Trip.
” My individual instructors as well as doctors all claimed I can do this once again. It depends on me to sustain the discomfort … I do not recognize the number of even more years I can do this,” claimed Woods.
Woods is familiar with playing via discomfort, something he notoriously verified at the 2008 united state Open where he dominated in an awesome playoff at Torrey Pines while completing on what was basically a busted leg.
Woods topped among one of the most impressive returns in specialist sporting activity when, at the age of 43, he won the Masters in 2019 after withstanding years of surgical procedure as well as individual troubles that encouraged several the most effective golf enthusiast of his generation was done.
The Masters is the just one of golf’s 4 majors played yearly on the exact same program therefore experience with the well known format has actually constantly been thought about a benefit.
Woods has actually made 23 profession begins in the Masters, where he has 14 top-10 surfaces as well as has actually missed out on simply one cut, as an amateur in 1996.
When asked if he can win the Masters once again today, Woods was really clear.
” I do,” claimed Woods. “I can strike it simply penalty. I do not have any type of agitations regarding what I can do literally from a golf viewpoint. It’s currently, strolling is the difficult component.”