Tiger Woods Aiming For a New Masters Record

Tiger Woods will tee it up at The Masters for the 26th time in his Hall of Fame career, with the opening round of the 2024 edition beginning on Thursday, April 11 at the legendary Augusta National Golf Club.

But if it does, Tiger has the possibility to set a new Masters record (he already has nearly 40) by making his 24th consecutive cut, breaking a three-way tie with Gary Player and Fred Couples.

After withdrawing from last year's Masters due to a plantar fasciitis ailment, Woods underwent surgery on April 19 to address an arthritic issue in his right ankle caused by a February 2021 automobile crash that almost cost him his leg.

Tiger has played in only one official PGA Tour event since then: the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club, where he serves as tournament host to benefit his TGR Foundation. 

However, his comeback was short-lived, as he withdrew after just 24 holes due to illness.While Woods intends to compete at Augusta, his old buddy Notah Begay III says he will not be fully prepared.

Begay stated on a conference call that Tiger had "zero mobility in that left ankle and really has low-back challenges now, which he knew he was going to have."

Woods practiced with Will Zalatoris on Monday and appeared to be in high spirits. A practice round, however, is not the same as an actual round in a major. 

However, if Woods can make the weekend, he will add to his array of Masters records.

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