Published: 09:57 | 23/2/21

Woods hopeful of Masters return


Tiger Woods is hopeful that he will recover from his recent back surgery in time to play at the Masters in Augusta in April.

The 15-time major winner had a microdiscectomy to relieve a pressurised disc fragment last month, the fifth time he has been under the knife for back issues over the course of his career.

After being plagued by injury for the best part of a decade, Woods recovered from spinal fusion surgery to win the 2019 Masters, his first major since the US Open in 2008.

“I’m feeling fine – I’m a little stiff,” he said. 

“I have one more MRI scheduled so that we’ll see if the annulus is scarred over finally and then I can start doing more activities.

“Still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab. The little things where I can start gravitating toward something more.”

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