Tiger Woods hopes to play in upcoming Masters

Tiger Woods at the trophy ceremony at the practice green after the final round of the Genesis Invitational golf tournament at Riviera Country Club, Los Angeles, California on February 21. (AP Photo)

Tiger Woods is hoping to play in the Masters at Augusta National in April after undergoing his fifth back surgery.

Woods had a microdiscectomy to relieve a pressured disc fragment in back in January.

The 45-year-old recovered from spinal fusion surgery in 2017 to win a 15th major at the 2019 Masters.

Woods spoke with CBS:

“I’m feeling fine, I’m a little stiff.”

“I have one more MRI scheduled so we’ll see then if I can start doing more activities.”

“I’m still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab; the little things where I can start gravitating toward something more.”

Woods last played at the PNC Championship in December in Orlando, Florida, where he placed seventh.

He currently holds the record for most PGA Tour wins at 82 with Sam Snead and is three behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.

According to Forbes, Woods was the 26th highest-athlete on their top 100 list of earnings in 2020 at $62.3 million, $2.3 million in winnings plus $60 million in endorsements.


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