Report: Tiger Woods plays practice round at Augusta National
Tiger Woods played a practice round at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga., on Monday in preparation for the Masters, according to The Golf Channel.
Woods has been on an extended layoff from the game since his one-car accident in Orlando on Thanksgiving night and public reports of his sex scandals. The Masters will mark his return to competitive golf. In an interview Sunday, Woods told The Golf Channel's Kelly Tilghman that his familiarity with the Augusta National course, where he's won four times, makes it a good place to return.
"I'm starting to get my feel back," Woods said. "I know how to play the golf course and that helps a lot. I just got to play it.
Fellow Tour players who have played with Woods recently say that the 14-time major winner will be in top form when he tees off at the Masters.
Tour pro John Cook, who played with Woods at the Isleworth Country Club in Orlando, told Golfweek Magazine that he think Woods will win the Masters.
"I don't see anybody hit the ball like he does," Cook told Golfweek. "It was vintage. If he takes that game up there, I'd be hard-pressed to see anybody beating him." More Tiger Woods coverage from GOLF.com