Woods is hoping to be fit in time for the Masters

It’s just under two months to go and five-time champion Tiger Woods is uncertain if he’ll be fit enough for the 2021 Masters.

Woods hasn’t competed on Tour since teaming up with his son, Charlie, at the PNC Father-Son Championship in December. It was only earlier this year that the 15-time major champion announced on Twitter that he had undergone another round of back surgery following the event.

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods is hoping to be fit in time for the 2021 Masters (Credit: USGA)

Woods, a seven-time winner and World No.50, is eligible to play this week’s WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, however, the 45-year-old is only concerned with getting the all-clear from the doctors at this stage.

“I’m feeling fine. I’m a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we’ll see if the annulus (fibrosus) is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities,” said Woods at the Genesis Invitational where he was solely on hosting duties this year.

“I’m still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more.”

“A lot of it is based on my surgeons and doctors and therapist and making sure I do it correctly. This is the only back I’ve got; I don’t have much more wiggle room left.”

So will we see him at the Masters?

“God I hope so. I’ve got to get there first,” smiled Woods during an interview with Jim Nantz.

Since his debut as an amateur in 1995, Woods has only missed three Masters in his career – 2014, 2016 and 2017.