Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to make Masters field

Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to make Masters field

Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to make Masters field

It was 1997 when Woods broke into super-stardom by winning The Masters at the age of 21, becoming the tournament's youngest victor and first African-American victor.

His agent Mark Steinberg dismissed recent claims in Golf World, citing several sources, that Woods was unlikely to play at Augusta, telling the Golf Channel's Tim Rosaforte: "We're not in a situation to even talk about playing in the Masters now".

Woods tried to play back-to-back weeks at the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of January and Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Woods is promoting a new book about his first triumph at Augusta in 1997 and when asked on television's Good Morning America show if he would compete at the National this year he said, "God, I hope so. It has so much history and meaning to me that I'd love to get back there". "It was the first major that I ever played, back in '95", he said.

He added: "I need to get back physically".

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.

Tiger Woods gave a quick wave with his right hand, took off a windbreaker to reveal a gray long-sleeved Nike shirt, took his seat and waited for the onslaught of fans to make their way to the table where he would hold court for the next hour and change.

He also skipped last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won a record eight times, saying he had "no timetable for his return" but telling his website "treatments are continuing and going well". Tiger Woods last played in the Masters in 2015, finishing tied for 17th place. I've been a part of so many Masters over the course of my career, I know exactly what it takes to get ready for that event. "My kids now dominate my life, and that's a good thing".

And just like that, Tiger Woods was back to draining putts and showing off a vintage fist pump! Past champions of the Masters are invited to participate for life and there is no commitment deadline.

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