Tiger Woods listed in the field for next week's Masters as potential comeback creeps closer

The five-time champion hasn't played competitively since his horrific car crash in February 2021, but is eligible to play in this year's first major.

Tiger Woods appears to be on the brink of making a competitive comeback after the 46-year-old was named in the active players list for the upcoming Masters.

The legendary golfer underwent surgery on open fractures to his lower right leg after his car crash in Los Angeles, and initially he feared it may have to be amputated.

But after making a successful recovery, Woods took part in the PNC Championship with his son Charlie last December, and now a return to competitive action seems closer than ever.

However, while Woods was allowed to use a cart for that particular tournament, his injuries would affect him far more if he was to traverse a hilly 18-hole course such as the Augusta National.

Woods recently spoke about his troubles walking, insisting it'll take time.

"I'm still working on the walking part. It takes time." said Woods, who also suggested his recovery was slightly behind schedule.

"What's frustrating is not (being) at my timetable. I want to be at a certain place but I'm not. I'm getting better, yes, but not at the speed and rate that I would like.

Footage of Woods in action in Florida emerged this weekend as he prepares to make his comeback, but he admitted his body needs more work to compete over multiple competitive days.

"I have seen progress, I am a lot stronger than I was. I can play weekend warrior golf, that's easy, but to be able to be out here and play six rounds of golf - practice round, pro-am, four competitive days - I'm not able to do that yet.

"I can walk on a treadmill all day, that's easy, there's no bumps in the road. But walking on a golf course where there's undulations… I have a long way to go."

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