Tiger Woods hopes to achieve historic sixth Augusta National victory on Masters 2024

Woods has five Masters wins, 15 major triumphs, and has never missed a cut as a pro at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods and Rory Mcllroy set to team up for 'The Match' (Credit: Tiger Woods/ Twitter)
By Pushkar Pandey | Apr 10, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Tiger Woods secured his 15th major victory by a narrow margin at the 2019 tournament, marking his first triumph over a decade. However, his participation has been sparse in recent seasons due to serious injuries to his leg and ankle from a car accident in February 2021. Woods made a return to play in The Masters tournament in April 2022. He has only participated in a handful of events since that time.

On a few occasions, Tiger Woods was unable to continue competing. He only completed all four rounds on two occasions. Woods had to opt out just before the last round at the previous year’s Augusta National because of an injury. He also had to cut his return short at the Genesis Invitational in February due to sickness, yet he believes he has what it takes to win another major.

At a press briefing before the tournament, Woods shared, “If everything comes together, I think I can win another major. I still think it’s possible. I can’t predict when, but I haven’t reached the point where I doubt it.” Following his participation in the Hero World Challenge in December, he expressed a desire to compete in one tournament each month.

He has only participated in one competition this year and was absent from tournaments in Florida such as The Players Championship. With important tournaments scheduled every month through July, Woods hopes to keep up with his monthly competition goal.

Tiger Woods on his ankle injury

Tiger Woods mentioned that his ankle, which has been surgically fused, no longer bothers him. Instead, the strain has shifted to other areas of his body, such as his back and knee. Now, it’s about the endurance needed to walk and stand for extensive periods. Woods honed his golf skills with Will Zalatoris on the back nine on Monday.

On Tuesday he teed off with Justin Thomas and Fred Couples on the front nine. He’s also on the brink of surpassing Gary Player’s record for most consecutive cuts made at The Masters. According to Zalatoris, Tiger had a really strong game. He was able to hit the ball further than me a few times and we bantered about it in a friendly manner.

Despite all of the challenges Tiger Woods has faced, it’s impressive how effectively he is playing and hitting the golf ball. There is widespread speculation that Tiger Woods will be the upcoming captain of the US Ryder Cup team. Tiger Woods, who acted as vice-captain in 2016 and played captain at the 2019 Presidents Cup, disclosed that he will discuss the role with the PGA of America soon.

When and where to watch Masters 2024?

Beginning at 2 pm on Thursday, April 11, and Friday, April 12, Sky Sports Golf kicks off full tournament coverage for the first two rounds. Fans can catch Tiger Woods’s every swing and putt with highlighted groups and live updates from the course before the main coverage starts at 8 pm. Sky Q and Sky Glass users can access extra content, making it easy to follow your favorite golfers at Augusta.

The Masters is here, and Sky Sports Golf is your ticket to live coverage from Thursday, April 11, through Sunday, April 14. Get ready for an extra dose of pre-tournament buzz over the weekend and sneak peeks from the course. Live coverage for Saturday’s round kicks off at 8 pm, while Sunday’s final day starts an hour earlier at 7 pm.

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