Golf legend Tiger Woods has arrived at Augusta National to walk the hilly course to see if his repaired leg can handle the abuse.
The prospect of the five-time champion returning to play the 2022 Masters was buoyed when he arrived at Augusta National Golf Club Tuesday to play a practice round.
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Woods and his son Charlie were joined by golfer Justin Thomas as part of Tiger’s practice-round group.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Tiger is still listed as a participant in the tournament.
The 46-year-old has yet to play in a competitive PGA Tour event since he suffered debilitating leg injuries in a single-car accident in late February 2021.
The GOAT is currently not included in the group of past champions, i.e. Phil Mickelson, who are sitting out the tournament. But, that could change as golfers have until tournament week to decide if they are playing.
Woods has made 23 career starts in the Masters, where he has 14 top-10 finishes. He put on his first Green Jacket in 1997 at age 21, and again during a career comeback in 2019 at age 43.
The event is scheduled to begin on April 7. Hideki Matsuyama is the defending champion.