Tiger Woods badly wants to demonstrate his new sense of self at Augusta National.
Tiger Woods is "trying everything" to play in The Masters this year, on what will be the 20th anniversary of his history-making win at the prestigious professional golf tournament.
Woods has been sidelined since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic over six weeks ago, when he suffered back spasms following a first-round 77 and was unable to continue on the tournament.
Tiger Woods says he is "trying everything" to whip his battered body into shape for Augusta, but we're not holding our breath that the victor of four Masters titles will actually make it to the tee for the men's first major of the season that kicks off in a little more than two weeks.
"God I hope so", Woods told "Good Morning America" when asked if he would be able to play at Augusta. "It's meant so much to me". "I'm trying. I'm trying everything just to be able and get back and play".
"I need to get back physically", he said.
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Woods has suggested that his mind is sharp but that he just needs his body to be willing to endure all the stresses and strains that come with competing at the highest level.
Woods' agent disputed a Golf Digest report last Friday saying that Woods was "doubtful" for Masters, saying no decision had been made. Woods has had three back surgeries since 2014.
"Because I know how to prepare for it, and I know the golf course, I know where to miss it, I know where to play from, I know where the advantages are", he said, according to USA Today.
Even if Woods plays at the Masters, there is no evidence pointing towards a successful endeavor.
"But my priorities have changed a lot". "My kids now dominate my life and I think that's a good thing". "He's working hard at getting better, he's working hard at progressing". Past champions of the Masters are invited to participate for life and there is no commitment deadline.