Tiger Woods To Return To Golf 14 Months After Accident

By Chigozie Anueyiagu, The Nigerian Voice Sports

Veteran golfer Tiger Woods, 46, has announced that he will compete in the 2022 Augusta Masters, the tournament will begin on Thursday. And this development is coming 14-month after his unfortunate car accident which occurred in February 23, 2021 in Los Angeles on his way to a morning shoot.

In an address he said “ The way I feel now, I'm going to play. I'll still play nine holes tomorrow, but I feel good. My team has done a great job’.

Apparently Woods, a five-time green jacket winner, hasn't competed in a tournament since the Masters was moved to November in 2020 due to the pandemic. On the golf courses, he was only seen throwing balls in practice or in a parent-child tournament he participated in with his son Charlie last December, using a buggy to get around.

After four months of not being able to walk, his recovery from the accident that nearly put him back in a wheelchair, where he had broken both legs. Doctors considered amputation of Woods' right leg before reassembling the limb by placing a rod in the tibia and using screws and pins to stabilize additional injuries in the ankle and foot. But he beat the odds and now he has fully recovered.

However the legendary golfer has given numerous indications in recent days that he was at the verge of returning to the game. He went to Augusta National last week for a practice round, then returned Sunday saying he'd be a "game-time decision" and Monday for more