Tiger Woods insists he is “trying everything” to be able to play at the Masters at Augusta National next month.
Woods has not featured at a competitive event since a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before the start of his second round on 3 February.
But the 41-year-old, who has won the Masters on four occasions, is hoping to return in time for the first major championship of the year, which begins on 6 April.
When asked whether he thinks he will get a chance to play at the Masters this year, Woods told Good Morning America: “God, I hope so.
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“I’m trying. I’m trying everything extra to be able to get back and play.
“I love that event. It’s meant so much to me in my life. It was the first major that I ever played, back in ’95.
“It has so much history and meaning to me, I’d love to get back.
“I need to get back physically. I know that the mind is sharp, I just need to get the body willing to do it.”