Tiger Woods appears to be seriously considering playing at the 2022 Masters at Augusta next month.
Woods, 46, hasn't played since his car crash back in February of 2021. It was previously believed he'd need more than just a year to recover and get back out on the course. However, it appears he's trying to give it a go for the Masters.
Per Dan Rapaport of Golf Digest, Woods' decision won't come down to the pain he's experiencing. As noted, he has a high pain tolerance. It will instead come down to his range of motion.
If Woods feels like playing will risk further injury, he's probably not going to risk it.
"For Tiger—if it’s just about pain, he’ll play," Rapaport tweeted. "His pain tolerance is unreal. Won a USOpen on a broken leg. The question is whether range of motion/pushing off is impacted, and if there’s risk of further injury. If it’s just a matter of gritting your teeth, gotta think he’ll play."
Tiger Woods' will to compete is unmeasured. He's going to do everything he can to play at the Masters next month.
However, at Woods' age he probably needs to be thinking longterm. If playing risks further injury it's not worth it.
We sure do hope Woods is able to give it a go at Augusta. More importantly, we hope he's recovering well.