Tiger Woods will take to the fairways of Augusta National this week for the 2023 Masters, answering the question of whether he was going to compete in golf’s signature tournament. The five-time Masters champion and 16-time major champion will kick off the tournament with a trio featuring Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele.
Woods has a history of success at the tournament, having won five green jackets and been invited for life from one victory. What’s more, he authored one of sport’s greatest comeback stories when he won his fifth Masters in 2019. The 2021 Genesis was his first official PGA Tour event since a serious car accident the February prior, but Woods still managed to make the cut for an impressive 22nd consecutive time. This year he finished 13-over in the tournament, tied for 47th.
The Players Championship, which is unofficially considered golf’s fifth major, was the only PGA event Woods has not competed in this year. But with a sixth victory, he could tie Jack Nicklaus for the most Masters wins at six.
Sponsored by PointsBet and NBC, the official betting partner of the Masters, Woods is a +7500 underdog—but a comeback at the toughest course in golf wouldn’t be ruled out. “If I’m playing, I’m playing to win. I know that players have played, and they are ambassadors of the game and try to grow the game,” he told the media in February. “I can’t wrap my mind around that as a competitor. If I’m playing in the event, I’m going to try and beat you. I’m there to get a W.”
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