Tiger Woods is sparking speculation that he's playing in the Masters Tournament next weekend in Augusta, Georgia. According to multiple reports, the golf superstar played in a practice round at Augusta National this week. If Woods plays in the Masters, it would be the first major tournament for him since being involved in a serious car crash in February 2021.
According to CNN, Woods' private jet was spotted at an airport near Augusta, leading to many people on social media believing that the 15-time major champion is making a big return. It was then reported that Woods was playing a practice round at Augusta with his son, Charlie, and fellow golf star Justin Thomas.
Golf legend Nick Faldo tweeted: "See Tiger has arrived at Augusta. If he plays, it will be off the charts and another one of the greatest moments at The Masters." Woods has had his share of memorable moments at the Masters with the most recent being in 2019 when he won it for the fifth time in his career. It was also Woods' first major championship since winning the U.S. Open in 2008. Here's a look at fans weighing in on Woods possibly competing in the Masters.
Back at It
Tiger Woods is practicing today at Augusta National. 👀— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 29, 2022
Running to Masters
Tiger Woods walking Augusta National today pic.twitter.com/gqyV0RE6iB— Shooter McGavin (@ShooterMcGavin_) March 29, 2022
Josh Kendall of The Athletic wrote: "Scott Van Pelt on if Tiger Woods plays at Augusta next week: 'It changes everything. He's the singular player in the sport. ... If he plays, that becomes it's own lane of coverage. It's Tiger. We all know what he is.'"prevnext
If you're wondering about who still moves the needle in golf, Scottie Scheffler became No. 1 in the world a few days ago and didn't trend on Twitter, while Tiger Woods took a plane ride today and has been trending all morning.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) March 29, 2022
One person wrote: "My guess is he and charlie were practicing the par 3 course and that is what he is going to play. I hope I am wrong and he plays and does well on the full course."prevnext
TIGER WOODS PLAYED 18 HOLES TODAY AT AUGUSTA NATIONAL!March 29, 2022
One person responded: "I dont think this was a surprise. Wasnt this round planned? I'm sure I thought it was. I thought we've known he was working up to this & may well be waiting to see how he feels in the morning (perhaps even after an early AM stretch & practice sesh) to make a last minute decision."prevnext
If Tiger woods is on the 1st tee at Augusta in 11 days…. pic.twitter.com/AIJvEuTZ1T— Camden Rider (@RiderCamden) March 28, 2022
Another person predicted: "Tiger Woods is still at Augusta playing practice rounds. I believe he's gonna play this year. Oh My!!!"prevnext
Will Smith Who?
Who cares about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock. TIGER WOODS ✨MIGHT✨ BE PLAYING IN THE MASTERS— Hailey Rae Ostrom (@HaileyOstrom) March 28, 2022
And this person wrote: "He won't play unless he thinks he can win. Not sure physically he's there yet. Augusta is probably more physically demanding than any."prev