(NNPA) Depending on what you read, Tiger Woods is either headed for a comeback in as little as two weeks – or sticking to his hiatus from golf.
The Associated Press is reporting Woods intends to remain out of golf at least until the Masters, according to two people with knowledge of his plans. ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi, citing a source “in the Woods camp,” echoed the AP report. A report in the New York Post has Woods playing in two weeks, at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando.
The event would be a good way for Woods to ease back into competitive play, O’Meara told the Golf Channel.
Woods has been practicing at Isleworth near his Orlando home the last two weeks, and swing coach Hank Haney flew there during the weekend to work with him. That led to speculation Thursday he was close to playing again.
The two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because only Woods is supposed to release such information, say he is likely to play first at Augusta National in April.
Woods has not played since Nov. 15, when he won the Australian Masters in Melbourne for his 82nd career victory. Twelve days later, he crashed his SUV into a tree near his Florida home, setting off revelations he had been cheating on his wife.