Tiger Woods Reportedly May Not Play in 2017 Masters, Agent Disputes Claim

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Tiger Woods badly wants to demonstrate his new sense of self at Augusta National.

Woods was on Good Morning America this week, chatting it up and saying he'd love to play the Masters Tournament in a couple of weeks.

Tiger Woods, who hasn't played in an event since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on February 3 with back spasms, hasn't ruled out a return for the Masters next month.

At the age of 41, Woods has played just seven competitive rounds since a 16-month absence from golf after back surgery in 2015.

Woods has won 14 major championships, the first of which was at the Masters 20 years ago. "I'm trying everything I can just to get back and play", he told ABC's Good Morning America show during a NY tour to promote his book on the 1997 Masters.

Woods first won the Masters in 1997 by a massive 12-strokes becoming the tournament's youngest ever victor at 21. "It has so much history and meaning to me that I'd love to get back there".

"I need to get back physically", he continued.

Woods has suggested that his mind is sharp but that he just needs his body to be willing to endure all the stresses and strains that come with competing at the highest level.

Woods has not appeared publicly since the Dubai withdrawal.

Woods' putting stroke looked pretty solid, but more importantly, how about those two times he quickly moved to knock a ball out of the way so his putt could go in? That's the hard part, getting the prep time in. "Hes gotten treatments and is progressing and hoping he can do it. Theres not been a decision one way or the other".

Woods, second on the all-time major wins list to the 18 of Jack Nicklaus, has won 79 career PGA titles, three shy of Sam Snead's all-time record. "The source added that all Woods has been able to do of late is putt". "I couldn't give you a fair assessment, but to say it's doubtful is an absolutely inaccurate statement".

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