Don’t count Tiger Woods out of The Masters just yet.
When asked on ABC’s “Good Morning America” whether he could play at Augusta with the first major of the year less than two weeks away, Woods offered a small light of hope.
“God, I hope so,” he said. “I’m trying. I’m trying everything to be able to get back and play. I love that event. It’s meant so much to me in my life. It has so much history and meaning to me.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 20, 2017
The year began with optimism when Woods announced a plan to play four events in a five-week stretch. He missed the cut in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines and then shot a 5-over 77 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before withdrawing due to back spasms. He has since withdrawn from the Genesis Open, Honda Classic and Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Woods made his first public appearance in nearly two months when he visited “Good Morning America” to promote his new book about the 1997 Masters. Following the show, he went to Barnes & Noble to sign about 300 copies of his new book for fans.
He played a little golf on set, going up against show co-host Michael Strahan in a putting shootout.
When asked where he is right now in his life, Tiger reiterated how important his children are to him.
“My priorities have changed a lot,” he said. “My kids now dominate my life, and that’s a good thing.”