"I am a walking miracle" says Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Valspar 2018

As he prepares to play in his first Masters since 2015, Tiger Woods says he feels like he has been given “a second chance at life” after overcoming the back injuries that threatened to end his career prematurely

In an interview on his own website, Woods, 42, says that he is excited to play at Augusta National next week and that he is going there with the intention of winning a fifth green jacket.

Such a prospect would have been dismissed as fanciful even just a few short months ago, with the former world No.1 struggling to recover his fitness following spinal fusion surgery last year.

However, having made an encouraging start to the season – with three consecutive top 15 finishes in his last three starts – Woods is now rated as the man to beat at Augusta by several leading bookmakers.

“I got a second chance on life,” he told Mark Soltau. “I am a walking miracle.

“I’m just really looking forward to playing. It’s the best run tournament in the world. The golf course, the patrons, the entire atmosphere. It’s a golfer’s heaven.”

Woods also revealed that, last week, he played two practice rounds in two days at Augusta, where he was joined for nine holes each day by Bryson DeChambeau. The cold conditions, he said, made the course play “brutally long”.

Adding that he might play in the Par-3 Contest on Wednesday, Woods said that he has one goal next week.

“I’m just there to win,” he said. ““I’ve been better with each week I’ve competed. A little more crisp. I’m starting to put the pieces together.”

Share this Article

twitter-logo facebook-logo

Latest Videos See all videos right arrow

play button
The driver that has it all? | COBRA LTDx drivers REVIEWED!
play button
TaylorMade Stealth vs Callaway Rogue ST | 2022 DRIVER BATTLE
play button
Is this red carbon face faster? | TaylorMade Stealth driver REVIEWED!
play button
"I cannot find fault with it!" - Callaway Rogue ST driver REVIEWED!
See all videos right arrow

Golf News

“We want to show people we’ve changed” – Muirfield ready for huge year
Scott Jamieson reveals new approach to 2022 after fast start in Abu Dhabi
Ian Woosnam: Welsh legend calls time on Masters career
Colin Montgomerie: Big hitters could mean “the end” for Opens at St Andrews
Tyrrell Hatton: Ryder Cup star admits to "lack of motivation"

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods: Inside his $41million Florida mansion
The very best pubs in St Andrews
The Scottish Golf Course Emoji Quiz!
24 lies every bad golfer tells
Doug Sanders: The extraordinary life of golf's original playboy

Quick Fault 'n' Fixes See all videos right arrow

play button
Get your takeaway on the correct plane
play button
Get the basics right
play button
A simple tip to help fight your slice
play button
A lesson for cack-handed golfers
See all videos right arrow