Reports: Tiger Woods plays Augusta National ahead of Masters

Tiger Woods played a round of golf this weekend at Augusta National Golf Club in preparation for the Masters Tournament on April 11-14, according to multiple reports.

Woods, who has officially entered to go after his sixth Masters title, played Saturday with his good friend Justin Thomas and ANGC chairman Fred Ridley in Augusta, Ga.

Woods, 48, last won what is traditionally the first major of the calendar year in 2019.

A car crash in February of 2021 has limited Woods’ participation in tournaments after sustaining major damage to his right leg while undergoing multiple surgeries.

Since his last Masters victory, Woods finished tied for 38th in the 2020 event, did not participate in 2021, finished 47th in 2022 and withdrew last year because of plantar fasciitis after making the 36-hole cut.

Woods has played just once this season in the Genesis Invitational on Feb. 15-18 at Pacific Palisades, Calif., withdrawing after six holes of the second round with the flu.

A 15-time major champion, Woods has said he hoped to play one tour event per month going forward.

If Woods makes his 24th consecutive cut, he would break the Masters record set by Gary Player and Fred Couples. Woods has missed the cut only once, in his second career start in 1996.