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Tiger: I'll be there

2012-03-15 18:39

New York - Tiger Woods, nursing a strained left Achilles tendon, vowed on Thursday on a US television show that he will be ready to play in next month's Masters, saying, "I'll be there. Don't worry about it."

Woods, who appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, also said that he has not yet hit a golf ball since walking off the course last Sunday at the World Golf Championships event at Doral after wincing following his 12th hole tee shot.

"I took a few days off," Woods said. "I will start hitting balls tomorrow(Friday). The stiffness is gone."

Woods said he is still hopeful of playing in next week's US PGA Tour event, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his traditional final tuneup for the year's first major championship.

Woods, a 14-time major champion chasing the all-time record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, has not won a tour-sanctioned event since November of 2009 in Australia.

Woods was nagged by injuries, notably to his left knee and Achilles tendon last year, and the fallout from the infamous sex scandal that delayed his return to golf in 2010 until the Masters.

The Masters, which Woods has won four times, will be played April 5-8 at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

AFP

Comments
  • Carol - 2012-03-15 22:30

    Oh tut tut!! Every time you are not in the 1st ten on the scoreboard, you fake an injury. Sorry Tiger, your days of being No 1 again, are over. Each time you walk onto the golfcourse Ellen sticks a few pins into the voodoo doll she has of you hanging in the garage. Go play couch rugby, you seem to score better at that.

      Andrew - 2012-03-19 14:48

      carol he has been in the top ten in most of the tournaments he has played this year and if theres one thing tiger has showed us is that if he is up there he has a good chance of winning. dont judge his golf based on his personal life!

      Henk - 2012-03-19 16:35

      Carol. You obviously never had an Achilles tendon problem before. Tiger will always be the crowd favorite at any event. He made mistakes in his life like many human beings did! He is still a great golfer and he's meant a lot for this great game.

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