Tiger Woods has given the strongest indication yet that he will make his comeback at April’s US Masters.
The world number one has been out of action since winning the US Open in June, after which he underwent reconstructive knee surgery.
Although his wife is due to give birth to their second child, Woods admitted he’d be taking it “tournament-to-tournament” which suggests golf is on his agenda as well as fatherhood.
“Once I come back, I’m not sure how much I will play,” Woods said in his monthly website newsletter.
“The perfect scenario is I come back without a hitch and play a full schedule.
“At this point, especially with the baby coming, I’m taking it tournament-to-tournament. With our new addition, it’s going to be a hectic spring.
“I did some work with Hank Haney for a few days last week and it’s all good. I’m full-bore with my practice sessions and have no restrictions; it’s just a matter of getting my golf endurance up. I don’t have my golf stamina back yet.”
Despite his absence from the golf, the 33-year-old was recently dragged into an unsavoury matter when the 14-time Major winner’s caddie Steve Williams started a verbal exchange with long-time rival Phil Mickelson.
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