It's done, or almost.
"For now, I'm going to play," said Tiger Woods this Wednesday at a press conference, two days before the start of the Augusta Masters.
More than 13 months after a very serious road accident on February 23, 2021, which at least almost caused the amputation of his right leg, the 46-year-old American is therefore ready to compete in the legendary event in Georgia.
The five-time winner of the tournament will test himself one last time on the course on Wednesday.
"It's about how my body is going to recover from that exertion and what it's capable of the next day," Woods explained.
The latter has completed two nine-hole practice sessions over the past two days.
On Monday, thousands of fans were there to cheer him on.
And the man with 15 Majors, fierce competitor at heart, does not intend to make up the numbers for his return.
"I think I can win the Masters this week," he said.
In the footsteps of Jack Nicklaus
Such a feat, which would probably be the most incredible of his fabulous career, would allow him to equal the record of six titles won by Jack Nicklaus.
This is despite the fact that he hasn't played a tournament since the 2020 Masters, 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 golf-wise.
The walk is the hard part,” he said.
Roll on Thursday.
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