WATCH: Tiger Woods Nearly Makes Hole-In-One At The Masters

Making his competitive return at the Masters, Tiger Woods took just six holes to produce yet another memorable career moment

Woods near hole-in-one
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On Thursday morning, the golf world were glued to their screens as Tiger Woods made his competitive return to action at The Masters, some 14 months after a serious car crash left his right leg facing the possibility of amputation.

And, just six holes in to his competitive return, the 15-time Major champion was showing the form that we are so used to seeing with Tiger, as his tee shot on the par-3 6th finished just a foot short of the cup and a hole-in-one. 

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Making his first competitive start since November 2020, crowds on site at Augusta National were growing in their thousands to get a glimpse of the five-time Green Jacket winner. 

Following a classy par-save at his opening hole, Tiger then followed it with three further pars before the 5th showcased the first highlight of the round, with a long-iron approach from 218-yards pitching and rolling to 10-feet.

The putt that followed was pretty good as well, with Tiger actually walking it in as was the confidence of the 46-year-old. However, the putt dived to the left, viciously lipping-out and causing those in attendance and watching from home to wonder how it hadn't dropped.

But, as is the case with Tiger, it didn't seem to bother him, with his approach at the next, the par-3 6th, almost finding the bottom of the hole for a hole-in-one! Duly tapping-in for his birdie, the 15-time Major winner moved to one-under-par for his round and just one shot back of the early lead.

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