Golfing legend Tiger Woods has confirmed that he is returning to the sport and will compete in the coming Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Course.
Woods will try to go for his sixth green jacket after taking a long break following a serious car accident.
He makes his return to the PGA Tour today and will tee off at 11:04 a.m. ET.
The 15-time major champion said he would be a “game-time decision” for the tournament and has been at Augusta practicing all week.
Woods, 46, suffered serious leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash in California that left many wondering if he would walk again let alone play on the tour again.
Woods said Tuesday, “I don’t show up to an event unless I think I can win it. So that’s the attitude I’ve had.”
He said walking the course will be a struggle but warned the other players, “I can hit it just fine. I don’t have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint.”
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Woods did partake in the unofficial 36-hole PNC Championship alongside his 13-year-old son Charlie in December.
Tiger used a golf cart to get around the course for parts of that event but will have to walk the course at Augusta National. Team Woods finished second in the competition to John Daly and his 18-year-old son John II.
This will be Woods’ 24th Masters appearance, and he’ll be seeking his sixth career green jacket. Woods’ most recent Masters victory came in 2019, which was his first major championship in 11 years.
When is Tiger Woods’ tee time for the Masters?
Woods is scheduled to begin his round at 11:04 a.m. ET on Thursday, playing alongside Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa and Joaquin Niemann of Chile. On Friday, the threesome will tee off at 1:41 p.m. ET.
What are Tiger Woods’ odds of winning the Masters?
Woods is a long shot to win the tournament given the serious injury he’s coming back from. Our partner, PointsBet sportsbook, has him at +5000 to win the tournament, with Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas co-favored at +1200.