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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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." (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) at Augusta giving a positive account to ESPN (opens in new tab), stating: "He played every one of them (18 holes). He looked good to me."

As Tiger flew home to Florida on Wednesday (opens in new tab) though, the question remains on whether he can survive the walk around the undulating layout of Augusta National (opens in new tab). 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 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.