Tiger Woods has confirmed he will play this weekend’s Masters at Augusta National.
oods 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 feared having his right leg amputated shortly after the accident, has not competed in a top-level event since the 2021 Masters.
The 46-year-old, who competed in the PNC Championship with son Charlie in December, played a practice round in Augusta last week and nine holes on Sunday and Monday.
“Right now I feel like I’m going to play,” Woods said in his pre-tournament press conference.
When asked if he thinks he can win a 16th Major title this week, Woods said, “I do.”
When asked what his overriding emotion was about being able to compete in Augusta, Woods said: “Grateful. Very, very grateful for the support of everyone, everyone involved in my process and the work I put in every day.
“The amount of texts and FaceTimes and calls I’ve received has meant a lot to me.”
Woods said he was driven by his desire to compete and win again, adding: “I feel like I can still compete at the highest level that I’m going to get, but if I feel like I can got that i can’t, won’t you see me out here.
“I don’t show up to an event if I don’t think I can win it.”
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