Tiger Woods Reveals Status For 2022 Masters Tournament
By Jason Hall
April 5, 2022
Tiger Woods appears to be ready to compete in the 2022 Masters Tournament this weekend pending any significant changes.
"As of right now I feel like I'm going to play" Woods said during a live press conference Tuesday (April 5) morning at Augusta National Golf Club.
On Sunday (April 3), Woods shared an update on his verified Twitter account prior to the practice round, claiming he'd be a "game-time decision" for the tournament, which will begin on Thursday (April 7), while also congratulating Anna Davis, a teenager who won the Augusta National Women's Amateur on Saturday (April 2).
"I will be heading up to Augusta today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be a game-time decision on whether I compete," Woods tweeted. "Congratulations to 16-year-old Anna Davis on an amazing win at the @anwagolf and good luck to all the kids in the @DriveChipPutt."
I will be heading up to Augusta today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be a game-time decision on whether I compete. Congratulations to 16-year-old Anna Davis on an amazing win at the @anwagolf and good luck to all the kids in the @DriveChipPutt.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 3, 2022
The 15-time Major champion is just over 13 months removed from a life-threatening car crash.
Woods played alongside his son Charlie, in PNC Father Son Challeenge in Orlando, Florida last December, finishing second behind John Daly and John Daly II.
Woods was involved in a single-car crash in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021, which resulted in open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula in his right leg, as well as other injuries to his foot and ankle, 288 days prior to the upcoming event.
The 46-year-old publicly announced his release from the hospital 21 days after the Los Angeles single-car crash in March 2021.
Woods also underwent a microdiscectomy procedure to "remove a pressurized disk fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC Championship" in November 2020, according to a statement obtained by PGA Communications in January, 35 days prior to the crash.
The former No. 1 overall golfer had last competed in an official round on the PGA Tour on November 15, 2020, shooting 76 during the final round of the pandemic-delayed 2020 Masters Tournament.
Woods' last Masters and Major tournament victory came in April 2019.