Tiger Woods will attempt a remarkable comeback this week in Augusta, aiming to play in the 2022 Masters just 14 months after a catastrophic wreck nearly cost him his leg.
“As of right now, I feel like I am going to play,” Woods said at a news conference Tuesday.
Alert observers noticed several weeks ago that Woods was not listed among the “former champions not playing” on Augusta National’s Masters roster, and soon afterward Woods’ plane was tracked flying from Jupiter, Florida, to Augusta.
Woods later played nine holes on Sunday and another nine holes Monday, declaring that his playing status would be a “game-time decision.”
In the hours before making his announcement, Woods was on Augusta National’s practice green, going through a litany of drives, chips and putts.
Woods is currently ranked 973rd in the world,