In an interview per USA Today, Tiger Woods insists “As of right now”, he will compete at the Masters. The events will begin Thursday at the Augusta National, where the 46-year-old will compete in his 24th tournament overall.
Woods competed at a fan-free event held back in November 2020, his last before the star endured a car accident in February of 2021.
He tied for 38th, taking an Augusta career-worst 10 on the par-3 12th hole. before rebounding with a birdie in five of the final six, shooting 76.
The 15-time major champ returned to Augusta last Tuesday. Alongside his son Charlie and fellow PGA Tour pro Justin Thomas, he completed all 18 holes, only to return Sunday for the back nine, where he played with the 1992 Masters champ, Fred Couples.
With multiple practice rounds under his belt, his peers and fans alike await the return of Tiger, who has not played competitively all year.
By the estimation of his “phenomenal” performance alongside Couples, the return of the golf legend will look every bit of himself, starting Thursday.