Tiger Woods of the United States warms up in the practice area prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 03, 2022 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Tiger Woods announced on Tuesday that he plans to compete in the 86th Masters Tournament later this week, 13 months after he suffered serious injuries in a car accident.
The 15-time major winner has not competed at top level since the 2020 Masters.
The 46-year-old took part in a media briefing and answered journalist questions, mostly about his readiness to return to action.
Asked if he thought he could win a sixth Green Jacket in the competition this week, he answered with a simple "I do."
As part of his preparations for the 2022 Masters, Woods played a practice round at Augusta last week and nine holes on both Sunday and Monday.
The 15-time major winner suffered comminuted open fractures that affected his right tibia and fibula. At the time, he feared that his right leg would have to be amputated.
In February this year, he said he was "frustrated" with his recovery and admitted that he may not be able to play a full PGA Tour schedule again.
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