Legendary pro golfer Tiger Woods is a veteran in the world of professional golfing but his body is certainly feeling the effects of his career. Now it seems the maestro might not be competing in the 2021 Masters.
While speaking Jim Nantz on the CBS broadcast of the final round of the Genesis Open in L.A. on Sunday, Woods delivered the unfortunate news that he still has a long way to go until Woods can actually compete in a proper tournament.
Woods was asked whether he would play in the 2021 Masters. Here is what he said:
“God, I hope so. I got to get there first.”
Woods had a back surgery recently, where he went under the knife to “remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve.”
Many were under the impression the procedure was a minor one and that Woods would be ready by the time the Masters start on April 8. However, Woods isn’t so sure about his condition.
Woods elaborated that he is still “stiff” and requires additional clearance from doctors until Woods is able to make a full-time return.
“A lot of it is based on my surgeons and my doctors and my therapists and making sure that I do it correctly,” Tiger said. “This is the only back I got, so I don’t have much more wiggle room left here.”
We certainly hope Tiger Woods will be physically able to compete at the Masters in April of this year. We will keep you updated on his condition.