Rumors that Tiger Woods may be planning to play in this year’s Masters are growing louder, with Taylor Zarzour, a host on Sirius XM PGA TOUR radio stating on Monday that his contacts in Florida have told him Tiger and his team will be heading to Augusta National sometime this week.
While it was always known that Tiger would be in Augusta for Masters week, having confirmed he will attend the champions dinner on Tuesday of that week, and there was even the possibility he would play the par-3 tournament on Wednesday, if Tiger is heading to Augusta as early as this week, it could be an indication that he’s intending to play this year’s Masters.
The official line from the Woods camp has always been the 2022 Masters would come too early for him, as he continues to battle back to fitness after his serious car crash in February 2021. Indeed, it was thought at one time that the main target for Tiger was to be fit to make the 2023 Masters his comeback event. But the buzz about him playing this year has become louder in recent days, with stories emerging that Woods has been out walking Medalist multiple times this week, while his name still appears on the player’s list on the Masters official website, while other absentees like Phil Mickelson have been removed.
Sky Sports commentator Ewan Murray also let slip on air over the weekend that he has a “strong suspicion” that Tiger will tee it up soon. Woods has won the Masters five times, including his first Major in 1997, and his most recent 22 years later in 2019.