Masters 2024: Tiger Woods plays round at Augusta National, per reports

We know the Masters is nearly upon us when there are reports of a Tiger Woods sighting at Augusta National Golf Club.

In news first tweeted by TWLegion and expanded upon by Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, Woods apparently was at Augusta for a casual round, with Harig reporting that the five-time Masters champ played with AGNC Chairman Fred Ridley and Woods’ good buddy Justin Thomas.

The less-than-casual angle to it is that this probably provides a good indication that Woods is feeling healthy enough to compete in the 88th Masters when it begins on April 11. Woods, 48, competed for the only time this year in the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in mid-February, but he had to withdraw during the second round due to the flu.Last year, the Masters was one of only two events Woods played in the PGA Tour season, and he withdrew at Augusta after two rounds because of the pain in his ankle, which was surgical fused soon after that. In 2022, Woods made the cut and finished 47th.

Woods’ defense of his 2019 Masters title was postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic until November 2020, and he tied for 38th in that one.

Source: Golfdigest