'It Will Be A Game-Time Decision' - Tiger Gives Update On Possible Masters Return

In a tweet, Tiger stated he is heading to Augusta National, but his decision on whether he will play will come nearer the deadline

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After much speculation, Tiger Woods has revealed that a possible return at the Masters will be a "game-time decision," with the five-time Green Jacket (opens in new tab) winner heading to Augusta National on Sunday to continue preparation and practice.

Releasing a tweet via his social media, the 46-year-old tweeted: "I will be heading up to Augusta today to continue my preparation and practice. It will be a game-time decision on whether I compete. Congratulations to 16-year-old Anna Davis on an amazing win at the @anwagolf and good luck to all the kids in the @DriveChipPutt."

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On Saturday, it had been reported by Sports Illustrated that Tiger would be appearing at Augusta National on Sunday afternoon (opens in new tab), with the 15-time Major winner's name reportedly listed on one of the many large scoreboards that are on display around the course.

According to multiple sources, who were in attendance for the Augusta National Women's Amateur (opens in new tab), Tiger's name plate was on full display (opens in new tab) on a big scoreboard at the main course entrance along the first fairway, as tournament officials continue their preparation for the main event that gets underway on the 7th April.

As Tiger heads to Augusta National, it's worth noting that the five-time Masters champion doesn't have an official deadline for when he must inform tournament officials that he will or won't be playing.  (opens in new tab)

Because entry to the Masters is by invitation only, Woods is deemed to be playing until he informs Augusta National (opens in new tab) representatives otherwise; which explains why he is still listed as 'in the field' (opens in new tab) on the official website. The 46-year old can go right up to the eve, or even the day of, the tournament should he wish.

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.