Woods seemed to finally be healthy late a year ago when he made his long-awaited return at the Hero World Challenge, and he planned to play an ambitious worldwide schedule through February.
At the age of 41, Woods has played just seven competitive rounds since a 16-month absence from golf after back surgery in 2015. "I'm trying every day to get back and play", Woods told Strahan Monday when asked about the Masters. He details that event, which he won by a record 12 strokes, in his new book, "The 1997 Masters: My Story". I love that event, it meant so much to me in my life.
"I'm trying. I'm trying everything extra to be able to get back and play". I just need to get to a point where I feel like I'm good enough, and I'm healthy enough to do it. I can tell you this, nobody spoke to him (Wacker); so how he could know something that Tiger and I don't know is comical. He made his comeback last December after a 15-month hiatus at the Hero World Challenge, then missed the cut at Torrey Pines in January before pulling out at Dubai after an opening 77. Woods pulled out of two more intended starts and has offered no timetable for his return. That makes a big difference, whether or not I would come back and play a U.S. Open or a British Open or a PGA. "I know the mind is sharp".
Tiger Woods went into a spasm in his lower back fairly late last night.got treatment done early this morning for 3 1-2 hours, but can't get it out.
"But my priorities have changed a lot. My kids now dominate my life, and that's a good thing". We're not in a situation to even talk about playing in the Masters now. "I couldn't give you a fair assessment, but to say it's doubtful is an absolutely inaccurate statement". That's the hard part, getting the prep time in. I'm going to assume this won't have a profound impact on Masters odds, which now has Woods at 125-1 to win the tournament in less than three weeks.