Tiger Woods has confirmed that he intends to play the Masters on Thursday.
It has been a tale of will he/won’t he, but Woods has finally put the rumours to bed.
“As of right now, I feel like I am going to play,” he said on Tuesday at a press conference. “As of right now.”
Woods has no doubts about his ability to compete at the Masters following a lengthy absence through injuries sustained in a car accident.
“I don’t have any qualms about what I can do physically from a golf standpoint,” he said. “I’ve worked hard, my team has been unbelievable. I’ve been lucky to have had great surgeons and great PTs and physios that have worked on my virtually every day. And we’ve worked hard to get to this point […] it’s been a tough, tough year.”
Woods says it is “great to be back” at the tournament he has won five times previously.
“When I decide to hang it up, when I feel like I can’t win anymore, then that will be it,” Woods continued. “But I feel like I can still do it, and I feel like I still have the hands to do it, the body’s moving good enough.”
The Masters begin on April 7.