It's just a guess, but coming from this guy it's an educated one.
Jim Furyk, one of the more thoughtful players on Tour, thinks Tiger
Woods will return for the Masters this April, according to Gary Smits'
report in The Florida Times Union. "If I had to bet, I’d bet we’d see him at Augusta [for the Masters
Tournament April 8-11]," Furyk said Monday before conducting a clinic
at The First Tee of St. Johns County. "Tiger hasn't come out and made
any real public statements, so it’s hard to figure out. Everyone is
guessing it will be Augusta. Whether he comes out earlier, or there, I
have no idea."
Furyk is a frequent playing partner of Woods in international team
events like the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup and always appeared to be
one the Tour players closest to the aloof Woods. He said that
Woods should expect a mixed reaction from his peers on Tour when he
returns. "There will be people who probably won’t be as friendly and people who
are," Furyk said. "Tiger probably understands that and realizes that
the people who he considers his friends will pat him on the back and
encourage him. It’s been a real life-changing experience. I’m sure
you’ve seen it with friends and I’ve seen it with friends. Some people
take sides. He probably expects some people to be pretty cold about it
and some will support him and give him encouragement." More Tiger Woods: Special Section | Life in Pictures | SI Covers