Tiger Woods Seen Walking Medalist As Masters Deadline Draws Near

According to those in South Florida, Woods has been spotted walking Medalist Golf Club multiple times this week

Tiger lines up putt
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The question of when Tiger Woods will return to golf is one of the biggest talking points in sport right now. However, in a tweet released by 'The Fried Egg', it could be sooner than later, with the tweet stating: "Have heard from multiple people in South Florida that Tiger Woods has been out walking Medalist multiple times this week. Joey (his caddie) was also in town to walk."

Recently, the field was announced for the Masters, which gets underway on the week of the 4th - 10th April. Although Phil Mickelson will miss the tournament for the first time in 28-years, with the American still taking a hiatus from the game. Woods is still in, with the inclusion causing golfing Twitter to have a slight meltdown.

Back in February 2021, Woods was involved in a serious car crash that almost resulted in his right leg being amputated. However, since the accident, Woods has made an incredible recovery, with the 46-year-old finishing runner-up alongside his son, Charlie, at the 2021 PNC Championship, as well as being inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

One thing that has remained a secret is when Woods will return to competitive action, with the 15-time Major winner consistently stating that he still has a long way to go before returning to competitive golf. 

Earlier this month, a spokesman close to Woods said it was still too early for Tiger to decide on whether he will take part in this year’s Masters, but Woods has stated he will be in Augusta for the event next month and will be present at the Champions' Dinner on the Tuesday of Masters week. He has also not ruled out the possibility of playing Wednesday’s Par-3 contest.

Woods and Palmer walk together

Arnold Palmer, Woods and Mark O'Meara walk to the ninth green during the 2004 Masters Par 3 Contest 

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Speaking at the Genesis Invitational, which he hosted but didn’t play last month, Woods said: “It’s the competitive nature, how much that takes out of you mentally, physically, emotionally. I haven’t prepared for any of that. Going for a walk, I can do that. Am I going to be sore? Hell, yeah, but I can do that. Whether I do that or not, I don’t know.”

Tiger also added, “I can still play, but I’m in a cart. Being a weekend warrior is easy, that’s not that hard. Hit your ball, hop in a cart, ride, barely step out of the cart, grab your club and hit the next one. And the longest walk you have is probably from, what, the cart to the green and back. I can do that, that’s not that hard, but walking a golf course, that’s a totally different deal. I’ve got a long way to go.”

However, if the tweet from 'The Fried Egg' is true, then perhaps Tiger may be playing more than the par-3 contest, but for now, we can only hope that we see the five-time Masters winner teeing it up at Augusta National in two weeks time...

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.

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