Tiger Woods stays in Masters field as speculation increases

Tiger Woods stays in Masters field as speculation increases

Tiger Woods is still in the field for the Masters next week, despite uncertainty regarding his return to Augusta National.

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Since having surgery on fractures to his lower right leg and subsequent injuries to his foot and ankle following a horrible car accident in Los Angeles on February 23, 2021, Woods has not competed in a top-level event.

As a result, the 46-year-old has dropped to 944th in the world rankings, although he is still eligible for the year’s first major as a five-time winner.

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Tiger Woods was still among the active players on Monday as footage surfaced on social media of him apparently playing in Florida this weekend. While 16 other former winners are listed as not competing on the Masters’ official website, Tiger Woods was still among the active players on Monday as footage surfaced on social media of him apparently playing in Florida this weekend.

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Woods, who feared his right leg might have to be amputated following his accident, competed in the PNC Championship with son Charlie in December, but was allowed to use a cart and knows how difficult it is to walk 18 holes a day on a steep course like Augusta National.

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If Woods is unable to compete in the 86th Masters, he can attend the customary Champions Dinner and compete in the pre-event par-three contest on the Wednesday before the tournament.

The Masters will be held from April 7 to 10.

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