Tiger Woods made his return to competitive golf at last year’s Masters, defying all expectations 14 months after a gruesome car accident left his right leg and foot in dire shape. Woods not only played, but made the cut.
Woods, 47, arrived at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday ahead of the 2023 Masters hoping to build on that success.
News outlets in Augusta, Ga., spotted Woods practicing at the course on Sunday afternoon.
The last time Woods played a tournament was the Genesis Invitational in Los Angeles in February, where he made the cut and shot 1-under 283.
There, the 15-time major champion said he aimed to play all four major championships this season after withdrawing before the end of the 2022 PGA Championship and missing the U.S. Open due to his health and fatigue.
“My goal each and every year from here going forward is to play in all the majors,” Woods said in an interview on CBS Feb. 19. “I’m not gonna play too much more than that. My body and my leg and my back just won’t allow me to play much more than that anymore. … That’s gonna be my schedule going forward because of all the limitations I have.”
Woods placed 47th last year. He has won the Masters five times, most recently in 2019. Only Jack Nicklaus won more green jackets, with six.
Woods is expected to play short practice rounds Monday and Tuesday, when the course will be fully open to media. The Masters begins Thursday, with Scottie Scheffler the defending champion.
–Field Level Media