Tiger Woods' Name Spotted On Scoreboard At Augusta National

Is this the biggest indication that Woods will be making a comeback at the Masters?

Woods in front of the leaderboard
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When will Tiger Woods return? That is the question that is currently dominating the golfing world right now and, at Augusta National on Saturday, the 15-time Major champion's name was 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, Tiger's name plate was on full display 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.

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Along with the name being displayed, Tiger "is expected to arrive at Augusta National on Sunday afternoon, potentially unannounced." However, it is still uncertain as to whether he will be playing in the tournament or not, with the 46-year-old confirming he will be in attendance for the traditional Masters Dinner which is on Tuesday night.

Tiger also revealed that he has not ruled out the idea of playing the Par 3 event on the eve of the tournament. However, there is a likely possibility he could play more than just the Par 3. This is because, on Tuesday, Tiger played a practice round at Augusta National with his son, Charlie, and close friend, Justin Thomas, with one source on the ground at Augusta giving a positive account to ESPN, stating: "He played every one of them (18 holes). He looked good to me."

As Tiger flew home to Florida on Wednesday though, the question remains on whether he can survive the walk around the undulating layout of Augusta National. At the PNC Championship back in December, we saw some classy shots from Tiger, but all rests with the right leg that he injured in the crash back in February 2021.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x