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Tiger Woods is the biggest name in golf and interest in tournaments goes through the roof when the 15-time major champion is involved. Sadly, due to a number of serious injuries and accidents, the 47-year-old is no longer in a position where he can compete week in, week out.
In fact, he is lucky that he is even still able to walk after a brutal car accident in 2021 led medics to fear that they would have to amputate one of his legs. Fortunately, golf’s greatest showman is still able to make his way around a golf course and produce moments of magic, just not with the regularity that he once did.
Is Tiger Woods Playing at the Masters?
At the start of the year, Woods announced that he would soon be returning to Golf. He also announced that he would never be able to play a full schedule, or anything close to one, ever again. As a result, he said that his aim each year would simply be to play each of golf’s four major championships.
While this would indicate that he will be playing at the 2023 Masters, he is yet to officially confirm his participation in the event that starts next week. It is expected, however, that Woods will play at Augusta and despite all of his injury problems and health issues, no one would out the possibility of him being in the race for the green jacket come Sunday afternoon.
Tiger Woods record at the Masters
Tiger Woods’ reputation as the best golfer in history stems from his performances in major championships. While Jack Nicklaus still has three more majors than Woods, there is a general acceptance that the 15-time major champion is the greatest player to ever hold a golf club.
His record at the Masters is astonishing. He has won the event five times in his career, with his first victory coming as a 21-year-old in 1997. This victory was the catapult for a period of dominance that has never been since in the world of golf. Between 1997 and 2005, he won ten major championships and was one of the most recognizable athletes in the world.
Woods’ most recent major triumph was also at Augusta in 2019. Since lifting his 14th major in 2008, Woods had endured an eleven-year drought where he had to overcome public scandals, career-threatening injuries and addiction to return to the top of golf’s mountain. Many consider his victory in 2019 to be the greatest comeback story in all of sports.
It was an unparalleled return to glory for Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters 🙌 pic.twitter.com/xC8165hypE
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 4, 2022
Tiger Woods form in 2023
Tiger Woods has only played in one event so far in 2023. He hosted the Genesis Invitational and he played superbly considering he had been out of action for over a year. He made the cut and finished -1 for the week.
Tiger Woods Masters prediction
Nobody on the planet knows their way around Augusta National better than Tiger Woods. However, his body just can’t produce what it used to so we don’t believe there is any chance of him winning his 16th Major Championship next week.
Despite that, there is no reason why he can’t produce enough good golf to make the cut and play a part over the weekend.