July 23, 2024

Tiger Woods, the golf legend, has made a significant choice ahead of his next appearance at The Masters. Woods is aiming for his 16th major championship and his sixth at Augusta.

Prior to competing at The Masters, Tiger Woods has made the decision to remain with his caddie.

The 48-year-old, who hasn’t competed since the Genesis Open in February, will definitely be back at Augusta in 2024, it was confirmed on Friday. The American has only participated in eight competitions since his horrific car accident in 2021, which left him with severe leg injuries. As a result, his world ranking has fallen to No. 950.

But after being added to the field of competitors, he will start chasing his sixth major on Thursday at The Masters. According to Golf Monthly, he will compete with seasoned caddie Lance Bennett at his side. Bennett was hired by Woods during the Genesis Open at Riviera two months ago, and the two will continue to collaborate at the first major of the year.

According to the announcement, Woods will be using the same caddie for the first time in back-to-back tournaments since splitting up with Joe LaCava following the 2023 Masters. Disclosing the reason behind his February appointment of Bennet, he stated: “As far as Lance is concerned, I’ve had a great relationship with him over the years going back to when we played at the Presidents Cup together back in, what, Muirfield Village.

In the years that we have competed in Ryder Cups and Presidents Cups together, as well as the occasions when I have had the opportunity to play in the same groups as him. I have also noticed that he is very loyal, down to earth, and that he has changed his conversation style over the years.

“Our perspectives on the golf course and how we interpret putts are very similar, as we have had similar experiences. I am excited about the challenge and think we will make a great team.”

The 15-time major winner made the cut at the 2023 Masters to tie the record for consecutive major cuts. He will be participating in the tournament for the 26th time this year, but some people close to him, like his friend and former Stanford teammate Notah Begay III, are worried about how his body will fare.

He’s attempting to devise a plan of action and methodology that he can implement considering the limitations that have been placed in front of him. Additionally, he has certain limitations, Begay said to USA Today. He knew he would eventually experience low back challenges, but he now has no range of motion in his left ankle.

He has spent the last few months looking for a means to get better. He is a skilled golfer. We were always aware that the query would be, “Can he walk the 72 (holes)?” That remains to be determined. Can he bounce back, though, from one round to the next? The most important thing is something I truly don’t know the answer to, and he won’t either until he goes out and determines whether or not the method he used to prepare for this year’s Masters will work for him.

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