He ‘s back on the Golf course….
The 15-time major champion has not played an official tournament after suffering serious leg injuries in a car crash in February 2021.
However, earlier this week, Woods was named among the 91 starters for the 2022 Masters, which begins on April 7.
And on Tuesday, Woods’ private jet was reportedly spotted landing at an airport near Augusta, which fueled social media into a frenzy that he could feature at the major.
Rumors were heightened when reports emerged that the five-time Masters winner was playing a practice round at Augusta with his son, Charlie, and world No. 7 and good friend Justin Thomas.
The PGA Tour even tweeted a photo of Woods swinging a club with the caption: “Tiger Woods is practicing today at Augusta National.”
Such news predictably garnered even more excitement, with six-time major winner Nick Faldo tweeting: “See Tiger has arrived at Augusta. If he plays, it will be off the charts and another one of the greatest moments at The Masters.”
Rory McIlroy, the four-time major champion, wouldn’t be surprised by a comeback, telling reporters Wednesday that a return would be “phenomenal” for golf, the Masters and fans.
“The sheer will and perseverance … it is incredible, and if he comes back from this again, it’s just he likes to prove people wrong. He likes to prove himself wrong,” McIlroy said at a press conference at the Valero Open in San Antonio, Texas.
“Regardless of when he does come back — whether it’s next week or a few weeks, few months down the line — he’s a wonderful addition to the game. And the game of golf is better when he’s playing and when he’s playing well.”…