April 5, 2022, 11:20 a.m.: Tiger Woods has announced that “as of right now” he will play in the Masters tournament, marking his return to competition in a tournament on the PGA tour following a car crash in Los Angeles last year that nearly took his leg.
“As of right now, I’m going to play. I’m going to play nine more holes tomorrow. My recovery has been good. I’ve been very excited about how I’ve recovered each and every day.”
Tiger Woods will hold a press conference on Tuesday to announce whether he will play in the 86th Masters Tournament.
The press conference is set for 11 a.m. ET.
Woods was critically injured in a single-car crash in Los Angeles in February 2021, leaving him with fractures to both the upper and lower portions of his tibia and fibula in his right leg, as well as damage to the ankle bones and trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg.
He was bedridden for several months recovering from his injuries.
Woods, who has won the tournament five times, has been practicing this week at the Augusta National Golf Course, where the tournament is held.
The tournament begins on Thursday. Woods has up until tee time to withdraw.
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