Tiger Woods is DEFINITELY going to play at The Masters, talkSPORT has been told.
There was some doubt if Woods would even be able to walk again following a life-threatening car accident in February 2021 where he almost lost his leg.
Now though, he’s set to stun crowds and return at Augusta on April 7.
Woods had already travelled to Georgia to prepare for the tournament, but many thought it may have come too soon.
After some some extensive practising, though, it appears the five-time winner isn’t finished yet.
That’s according to ‘The Voice of Golf’ Bob Bubka, who knows Woods well, telling talkSPORT the 46-year-old is ready to go.
“I’m going to give it to you straight, Tiger Woods is going to tee it up Thursday morning,” he said.
“That’s going to happen, there’s no doubt in my mind, I’ve known what he’s done the last couple of days.
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“It’s a total shock, anybody that saw him when he was trapped in that automobile in that unbelievable accident that he had, would say Masters? Are you crazy? He’ll be lucky to work.
“But they forgot, this is Tiger Woods, he’s going after green jacket number six, Tiger has five, big Jack [Nicklaus] has six and Tiger wants the tie, The Golden Bear, can he win? That’s a different story, but he’s definitely going to play, that’s my forecast.”
Since his accident, five-time Masters champion Woods has competed at the 2021 PNC Championship, a 36-hole competition where he finished second alongside his son, Charlie.
Augusta looked like it was a step too far, with the notoriously hilly course a huge challenge for Woods who still has difficulty walking for long periods of time.
The 150th Open in July at a dead-flat St Andrew’s was earmarked as a more likely return, but Woods appears set to re-join the fray ahead of schedule.
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