Tiger Woods To Attend Champions Dinner At The Masters

Woods stated that he will be attending the Champions Dinner, but hasn't set a date for his return to competitive golf

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There has been a lot of talk surrounding Tiger Woods' return to golf following his serious car crash in February, with the 15-time Major champion stating: "He still has a long way to go before returning to competitive golf."

On Saturday at Riviera though, the 46-year-old gave an update on some of his plans for 2022, with Woods stating he will be at the Masters on Tuesday for the traditional Champions Dinner: “It’ll be a great dinner. I don’t know what kind of sushi we’re going to have," said Woods.

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Hideki Matsuyama will be defending the title at Augusta National

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Competing at the PNC Championship alongside his son, Charlie, Tiger was able to compete thanks to the assistance of a golf cart. However, the 15-time Major champion has previously shut down the idea of using one on the PGA Tour, with Woods explaining: "That's just not who I am."

Speaking to Jim Nantz and Sir Nick Faldo at Riviera on Saturday though, the 46-year-old did reveal that he could handle playing in the popular Par 3 Contest, which is held on the eve of the Masters.

"I can play that kind of stuff," Woods answered when asked about competing in the pre-tournament event. The response caused interviewer, Jim Nantz, to say: "So we’ll see you there?” However, Tiger didn't seem to be having any of it, with the 15-time Major champion answering: “Hey, Jimmy, slow down, turbo. Slow down."

For the majority of the interview though, Woods seemed to be echoing his words from his press conference on Wednesday, with the American stating: "You'll see me on the PGA Tour, I just don't know when. Trust me, I’d love to tell you that I’m going to be playing next week, but I don’t know when, which is frustrating in that sense because I’ve been down this road before with my back, where I didn’t know when I was going to be able to come back. 

"It’s hard, because it’s hard to not have goals out there. Okay, I want to play this event so I can set myself up for that mentally and physically and emotionally. I don’t have any of those dates in my head. I don’t know yet.” 

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