Tiger Woods to play in this week’s Masters
Woods awaits his highly-anticipated go back to competitors complying with an auto accident in 2015 that virtually caused medical professionals severing his ideal leg
Tiger Woods will certainly play in this week’s Masters and also feels he can win the occasion for a 6th time in his highly-anticipated go back to competitors complying with an auto accident in 2015 that virtually caused medical professionals severing his ideal leg.
” Since now 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 resurgences, follows he came to 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 completed on the PGA Scenic Tour considering that the November 2020 Masters and also cast severe uncertainty on his expert playing golf future after enduring severe leg injuries in a February 2021 auto accident.
Woods claimed 2 months ago he had a ‘lengthy means to go’ in his healing however maintained the golf globe on side after checking out Augusta National recently to exercise while his name stayed on the provisionary checklist of rivals for the year’s initial significant.
While fellow golf enthusiasts have actually claimed Woods’ swing is looking great, the large inquiry will certainly be just how his operatively rebuilt leg will certainly stand up on the undulating Augusta National design, which is among the a lot more demanding strolls on the PGA Excursion.
” My individual instructors and also specialists all claimed I might do this once again. It depends on me to withstand the discomfort … I do not recognize the amount of even more years I can do this,” claimed Woods.
Woods is familiar with playing with discomfort, something he notoriously showed at the 2008 United States Open where he dominated in an exhilarating playoff at Torrey Pines while contending on what was basically a busted leg.
Woods covered among one of the most impressive resurgences in expert sporting activity when, at the age of 43, he won the Masters in 2019 after withstanding years of surgical treatment and also individual troubles that persuaded lots of the most effective golf player of his generation was done.
The Masters is the just one of golf’s 4 majors played each year on the very same program therefore experience with the famous design has actually constantly been taken into consideration a benefit.
Woods has actually made 23 profession begins in the Masters, where he has 14 top-10 coatings and also has actually missed out on simply one cut, as an amateur in 1996.
When asked if he might win the Masters once again today, Woods was extremely clear.
” I do,” claimed Woods. “I can strike it simply penalty. I do not have any kind of agitations regarding what I can do literally from a golf viewpoint. It’s currently, strolling is the tough component.”