Tiger Woods is set to compete at the Masters this week as he continues his recovery from a life-threatening car crash in 2021.

Woods’ return at last year’s Masters was his first round of competitive golf for almost a year and a half. He has been playing on a significantly reduced schedule since, and is yet to walk 72 holes over four days this year. He missed the cut at the Open in July 2022, before coming 45th at the Genesis Invitational in February.

But the five-time Masters champion does not want to pass up a chance to play at Augusta and compete for another green jacket.

Woods finished 47th in last year’s tournament with rounds of 71, 74, 78 and 78.

The likes of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm are far more favoured to win the tournament, but Woods has pulled off Masters miracles before – his magical 2019 victory is still fresh in the memory.

How can I watch Tiger Woods at the Masters?

The Masters begins for real on Thursday, though you can get warmed up with the par-three contest on Wednesday, which is on Sky Sports Golf from 2pm until 10pm BST.

Thursday’s action begins from 2pm with featured groups on the same channel, with full coverage then beginning at 7.30pm and running until 12.30am.

Friday’s timings are the same. The timings for the weekend are then as follows:


  • 8am-11am – Masters Breakfast Live
  • 3pm-7.30pm – Masters Build-Up
  • 7.30pm-12.30am – Masters Day Three Live


  • 8am-11am – Masters Breakfast Live
  • 3pm-6.30pm – Masters Build-Up
  • 6.30pm-12.30am – Masters Day Four Live

What happened to Tiger Woods in the car crash?

Woods was driving an SUV alone in Rolling Hills Estates on the outskirts of Los Angeles when he was involved in a single-vehicle crash shortly after 7am local time on 23 February, 2021.

His vehicle came off the road at high speed – between 84-87mph according to black box data – and hit the central kerb and a tree, and then rolled multiple times before coming to rest on an embankment.

The road Woods was driving on had a speed limit of 45mph.

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Alex Villanueva, said the primary cause of the accident was driving at a “speed unsafe for the road conditions and the inability to negotiate the curve of the roadway”. Officials said there was no evidence Woods was impaired by drugs or alcohol.

Woods’ vehicle suffered serious damage, and emergency services had to extract him from the wreckage through the windscreen.

He was then taken to Harbor-UCLA Medical Hospital by ambulance for surgery for “significant” injuries “to his right lower extremity”.

Anish Mahajan, chief medical officer at the hospital, described the surgery as follows: “Comminuted open fractures affecting both the upper and lower portions of the tibia and fibula bones were stabilised by inserting a rod into the tibia.

“Additional injuries to the bones of the foot and ankle were stabilised with a combination of screws and pins. Trauma to the muscle and soft tissue of the leg required surgical release of the covering of the muscles to relieve pressure due to swelling.”

He was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre where he remained for three weeks, and has revealed there were discussions around having his right leg amputated.

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