winner of The Masters – will attend the Champions Dinner on the Tuesday of tournament week at Augusta National, hosted to set a date on a return to action
Tiger Woods is unsure on when he can return to competitive golf
Tiger Woods has confirmed he will be at The Masters t his April to attend the traditional Champions Dinner, although offered no clues on whether he’ll play in the opening men’s major of the year.
The 15-time major champion has already ruled out a full-time return to PGA Tour, having suffered career-threatening leg and ankle injuries in a car accident last February, with Woods saying ahead of the Genesis Invitational that he has a ‘long way to go’ in his rehabilitation.
Woods competed at the PNC Championship alongside his son, Charlie, last December for the second successive year but hasn’t featured on the PGA Tour since appearing at Augusta National in November 2020.
Sky Sports Golf’s Simon Holmes looks
back at an impressive return to action for Tiger Woods at the PNC Championship and discusses whether a PGA Tour comeback is a possibility for the 15-time major champion in the future
Woods spent time in the commentary box during his role as tournament host at the Genesis Invitational, where he reiterated he is still unsure when he will return to PGA Tour action.
Tiger: I’ve got a long way to go
“You’ll see me on the PGA Tour, I just don’t know when,” Woods told Jim Nantz when asked if it was fair to say he would play on the Tour in 2022. “Trust me, I’d love to tell you that I will be playing next week, but I don’t know when.
Tiger Woods says he holds ‘hope’ of a return to competitive action, however admits he still has a long way to go on his road to recovery
“It’s frustrating in that sense, because I’ve been down this road before with my back when I didn’t know when I was going to come back. It’s hard not to have goals out there – you know, ‘I want to play this event so I can set myself up for that mentally and physically and emotionally.’ I don’t have any of those dates in my head.”
Woods said earlier in the week that he was not recovering as quickly as he would like, although he refused to fully shut the door when Nantz asked if there was a chance of him teeing it up at The Masters.