Tiger confirms comeback at The Masters

Tiger confirms comeback at The Masters

Tiger Woods has confirmed he plans to make his long-awaited return to action at The Masters on Thursday.

Woods has not featured in a top-level event since playing at Augusta National in November 2020, with the former world No 1 unable to compete on the PGA Tour since suffering career-threatening injuries in a serious car crash last February.

The 15-time major champion made an impressive comeback alongside his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship in December but was still non-committal on a return date when discussing his future at the Genesis Invitational in February, saying he "didn't know" when he would next compete

Woods fuelled speculation about a major return when he went for a practice round at Augusta last week, before returning to Georgia for more time on the course on Sunday, after which he said he would make "a game-time decision" on whether he would compete.

Following further practice time on Monday, the five-time champion announced on Tuesday he is ready to tee it up at The Masters, starting on Thursday 

As of right now I feel like I am going to play," Woods told the media on Tuesday. "I'm going to play nine more holes tomorrow. My recovery has been good. I've been very excited about how I've recovered each and every day."