Tiger Woods hopeful however unsure he’ll be match for this yr’s Masters

The 15-time main champion is resting following a profitable process he had earlier this yr after feeling discomfort in his again and, whereas no return date was given, docs had mentioned the golf icon ought to make a full restoration.

Now, the race is on for Woods to be match sufficient for the beginning of the Masters at Augusta Nationwide on April 8.

When requested whether or not he’ll be able to play on the match, Woods instructed CBS that he was hopeful however that he couldn’t assure his involvement.

“God, I hope so. I acquired to get there first,” he mentioned on Sunday. “That is the one again I acquired, so I do not know the way far more wiggle room is left there.”

The 45-year-old final had again surgical procedure — a spinal fusion — in 2017 and made his return nearly a yr later.

He went on to launch some of the exceptional comebacks within the historical past of the sport by successful the Masters in 2019.

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‘I am a bit of bit stiff’

Woods says he nonetheless has a variety of rehab to get by means of this time earlier than interested by a repeat efficiency.

“I am feeling tremendous,” he added. “I am a bit of bit stiff. I’ve yet another MRI scheduled in order that we’ll see if the annulus is scarred over lastly and see if I can begin doing extra actions.

“However nonetheless within the fitness center, nonetheless doing the mundane stuff that it’s a must to do for rehab, the little issues earlier than I can begin gravitating in direction of one thing a bit of extra.”

Woods was chatting with CBS in the course of the Genesis Invitational, a match he was internet hosting in California.

His final enjoying look was again in December on the PNC Championship, the place he was considerably overshadowed by his 11-year-old son.

The pair took on the course in matching crimson shirts and black trousers, with Charlie exhibiting glimpses of a promising profession to come back.

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