American professional golfer Tiger Woods


Former world number 1 golfer still recuperating from back problem


AUGUSTA, Georgia – Tiger Woods is still hoping to compete in the 2017 Masters next month in Augusta in the US state of Georgia.

“I hope so. I’m trying. I’m trying everything I can just to get back and play. I love that event, it has meant so much to me in my life,” Woods told ABC network’s “Good Morning America” show during a tour in New York to promote his book on the 1997 Masters.

The participation of the former world number 1 golfer in this year’s Masters is in doubt because of a recurring back injury.

It is his back problem that kept Woods out of competition for 15 months and prompted him to withdraw during the second round of the Dubai golf tournament last February.

The 2017 Masters set for April 6 to 9 is significant because it will be the 20th anniversary of Woods’ breakthrough in the golf circuit.

Woods has not publicly declared that he is fit enough to play again.

“I know the mind is sharp, I just need to get the body willing to do it — that’s the hard part,” Woods said.

As of now, Woods is continuing with treatments for his back problem. GAC/Expat Media


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