Tiger Woods is hopeful but uncertain he'll be fit for the Masters

Tiger Woods is hopeful however unsure he’ll be match for the Masters

The 15-time main champion is resting following a profitable process he had earlier this 12 months after feeling discomfort in his again and, whereas no return date was given, docs had stated the golf icon ought to make a full restoration.

Now, the race is on for Woods to be match sufficient for the beginning of the Masters at Augusta Nationwide on April 8.

When requested whether or not he’ll be able to play on the match, Woods instructed CBS that he was hopeful however that he couldn’t assure his involvement.

“God, I hope so. I received to get there first,” he stated on Sunday. “That is the one again I received, so I do not understand how way more wiggle room is left there.”

The 45-year-old final had again surgical procedure — a spinal fusion — in 2017 and made his return nearly a 12 months later.

He went on to launch probably the most exceptional comebacks within the historical past of the sport by profitable the Masters in 2019.

‘I am somewhat bit stiff’

Woods says he nonetheless has lots of rehab to get by means of this time earlier than fascinated with a repeat efficiency.

“I am feeling fantastic,” he added. “I am somewhat bit stiff. I’ve another MRI scheduled in order that we’ll see if the annulus is scarred over lastly and see if I can begin doing extra actions.

“However nonetheless within the fitness center, nonetheless doing the mundane stuff that it’s important to do for rehab, the little issues earlier than I can begin gravitating in the direction of one thing somewhat extra.”

Woods was chatting with CBS throughout the Genesis Invitational, a match he was internet hosting in California.

His final taking part in look was again in December on the PNC Championship, the place he was considerably overshadowed by his 11-year-old son.

The pair took on the course in matching purple shirts and black trousers, with Charlie exhibiting glimpses of a promising profession to return.