Tiger Woods says he plans to play the Masters — and he thinks he can win

Tiger Woods says he plans to play the Masters — and he thinks he can win
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  • Tiger Woods is officially back.
  • After a week of practice at Augusta National, Woods announced on Tuesday he plans to play in the Masters.

Tiger Woods is back.

On Tuesday, Woods announced at his Masters press conference that he does in fact plan to tee it up at Augusta National this weekend for the 2022 Masters.

"As of right now I feel like I am going to play," Woods said.

Further, Woods thinks he can win.

Woods has always insisted that he believes he can win every time he enters a tournament. Was that still the case this year? It was.


For Woods, it will be the first truly competitive golf he's played since a car accident in February of 2021 nearly cost him his right leg.

Woods thanked his doctors and surgeons for the extensive work they'd done in the months since his accident to prepare him for his return to golf.

"My team has been unbelievable," Woods said. "I've been lucky to have great surgeons and great PTs and physios that have worked on me virtually every day. We've worked hard to get to this point, to get to this opportunity to walk the grounds, test it out, and see if I can do this."

Woods has been practicing at Augusta National in the days leading up to the start of the tournament, fueling speculation that he would make his comeback at the tournament.

On Tuesday, Woods finally seemed to confirm what everyone in the sports world had been hoping.


After Woods' press conference, the Masters announced tee times for Thursday's first round.

Woods is set to play the first two days of the tournament alongside Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann, teeing off at 10:34 a.m. ET on Thursday.