Is Tiger Woods Playing The 2023 Masters?
The golf world is abuzz with excitement as the highly anticipated 2023 Masters Tournament draws near. As ever, one of the most talked-about players in the lead-up to the event is the legendary Tiger Woods, who has won at Augusta a remarkable five times in his illustrious career.
Woods has had a quiet year so far. His playing ability is still hampered by injuries sustained in a car accident in 2021. Naturally, golf fans and experts alike are eager to know whether Woods will be able to play at the Masters, and if so, what his performance might be like.
The short answer is yes, Tiger will be teeing it up at the 2023 Masters.
First Major Of 2023
The 2023 Masters Tournament is set to take place at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, from April 6th to April 9th, 2023. As one of the most prestigious golf tournaments in the world, the Masters always attracts a star-studded field of players. However, the one player who will always be the center of attention is Tiger Woods.
After his car accident in 2021, Woods’ playing ability has been severely curtailed by injuries. Golf fans always eagerly await news of when he will be in action. For the Masters, that curiosity is multiplied. Now knowing he is at Augusta this year the question become, how well will he perform?
Tiger Woods’ Injury Concerns
Since his car accident in February 2021, Tiger Woods has been dealing with a number of injuries that have affected his ability to play golf. Woods suffered serious injuries to his right leg in the accident, including fractures to his tibia and fibula. He also suffered ankle injuries and underwent multiple surgeries to repair the damage.
While Woods has made progress in his recovery, he has not played a full schedule of events since the accident. He has only played in one event so far in 2023, the Genesis Invitational in February, where he missed the cut. Woods has said that he is still dealing with pain and stiffness in his right leg, which has made it difficult for him to practice and play at his best.
Tiger Woods’ Recent Playing History
Despite his injury concerns, Tiger Woods obviously remains one of the greatest golfers of all time. Woods has won a staggering 82 PGA Tour events, tied for the most of any golfer, and has won 15 major championships, second only to Jack Nicklaus. Based on that record alone you can never rule him out. But in truth his recent playing history is inconsistent at best.
Since 2019, Woods has only played in 19 events on the PGA Tour, with mixed results. He won the Masters in 2019, but that was before the car crash and he has struggled to find his form since then. There are many who doubt he will ever compete at the very highest level again.
But it wouldn’t be the first time he has defied the doubters.
Expectations for Tiger In 2023
Given his injury concerns and recent playing history, it’s difficult to predict what Tiger Woods’ performance will be like at this year’s event. However, Woods has shown time and time again that he is capable of rising to the occasion at big events. And they don’t come any bigger than the Masters.
Assuming Woods is able to play without too much discomfort, don’t rule him out. 2019 may be one of the greatest comeback stories in golf history but a 2023 Green Jacket for Tiger would top it all. With Tiger Woods, you can never rule out the seemingly impossible.