The Georgia venue is considered to be one of the most arduous courses in the United States. That’s not only due to the difficulty of the holes themselves, but the rolling hills and overall distance make it a daunting task for even the fittest stars on the Tour.
Woods previously battled back from multiple back and knee surgeries to win the 2019 Masters, ending his 11-year wait for a major crown. His 15 Grand Slam titles position him second on golf’s all-time list, trailing only 19-time major champion Jack Nicklaus.
An appearance at Augusta next week could trump any of his previous comebacks, however, after he suffered serious injuries to his right leg and foot in last year’s crash. Woods said in February that he was “still working on the walking part” as he sought a return to full fitness, with the signs more encouraging than ever that he may be ready to return.