On Sunday, during the CBS broadcast of the Genesis Invitational, Tiger Woods was interviewed by Jim Nantz, and the 15-time major champion admitted that he’s unsure if he’ll be able to tee it up at Augusta National in seven weeks.
“God I hope so. I’ve got to get there first,” said a smiling Woods.
“A lot of it is based on my surgeons and doctors and therapist and making sure I do it correctly. This is the only back I’ve got, I don’t have much more wiggle room left.”
Woods, who had undergone his fifth back surgery on December 23, 2020, confirmed the procedure about a month later on Twitter:
“Tiger has recently undergone a microdiscectomy procedure to remove a pressurized disc fragment that was pinching his nerve after experiencing discomfort following the PNC Championship. His doctors and their team have determined it to be successful and expect him to make a full recovery,” the statement read.
“I look forward to begin training and am focused on getting back on Tour,” added Woods in the post.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) January 19, 2021