Tiger Woods who has been MIA has declared himself fit and ready to compete for a fifth Masters title after completing 11 holes of practice at Augusta National on Monday.
Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and the last of his four Masters wins was a decade ago, with the 39-year-old only confirming on Friday that he would compete at Augusta.
Woods who fell to 104 for the first time since 1996, has fallen further down the rankings to 111.
“I felt good. It was nice to get out here,” said Woods, who was two under after four holes despite a wayward drive on the first and three-putting the par-five second for a par.
“Chipping is fine. I wanted to test out some wedges out here. That was why I was chipping a little bit more. It came down to a couple of different bounce settings because it’s different from Florida. We figured the right one out.
“It’s been a process. But I’m on the good side now. It’s progression. I felt like I had to get my game into a spot where I could compete to win a golf tournament and it’s finally there.”
We are glad to see he is back.