Golf – Thirteen months after crash, Tiger Woods will play the Masters

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SentApril 5, 2022, 17:57

The 46-year-old American confirmed his participation in the event that took place on the Augusta course.

Tiger Woods took two days of training in the Georgian course.

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AFP

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Five-time winner of the event, Tiger Woods, announced on Tuesday that he will “play” at the Masters in Augusta, Georgia, on Thursday, marking his big return to competition 13 months after the car crash that nearly cost him dearly. His life.

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“I’m going to play for now,” the 46-year-old American said at a news conference on Tuesday. He will test himself one last time on the course on Wednesday.

“It’s about how my body recovers from that exertion and what it can do the next day,” Woods said. He has completed two nine-hole training sessions in the last two days. Thousands of fans were there to support him on Monday.

play to win

A fierce opponent at heart, Woods has no intention of making up for the numbers for his comeback. “I think I can win the Masters this week,” he said.

It would arguably be the most incredible of his career, and such a feat already punctuated by many would allow him to equal the record six titles won by Jack Nicklaus. This is despite not having played a tournament since the 2020 Masters, which was postponed to November that year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I can hit the ball very well. I have no doubts about what I can do in terms of golf. Walking is the hard part,” he said.

Golf legend Woods, winner of 15 Grand Slam events, suffered a serious injury to his right leg and narrowly avoided amputation in a car accident near Los Angeles on February 23, 2021.

Woods spent weeks in the hospital and was unable to walk for months. “It was a tough road to take. At the time it seemed very unlikely to me to say that I would come back here to play,” he said.

(AFP)

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