Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to play at the Masters

Tiger Woods insists he is "trying everything" to be able to play at the Masters at Augusta National next month.

Woods has not featured at a competitive event since a back injury forced him to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before the start of his second round on February 3.

But the 41-year-old, who has won the Masters on four occasions, is hoping to return in time for the first major championship of the year, which begins on April 6.

When asked whether he thinks he will get a chance to play at the Masters this year, Woods told Good Morning America: "God, I hope so.

"I'm trying. I'm trying everything extra to be able to get back and play.

"I love that event. It's meant so much to me in my life. It was the first major that I ever played, back in '95.

"It has so much history and meaning to me, I'd love to get back.

"I need to get back physically. I know that the mind is sharp, I just need to get the body willing to do it."

Email Updates

Receive our lunchtime briefing straight to your inbox

More in this Section

Irish teenage soccer player sues club for ‘trauma’

Premier League rumours: Zlatan and Wayne could both be on way out of Old Trafford

Under-fire Moyes vows to battle on as Sunderland left on verge of relegation

'Cheater' Maria Sharapova should not be allowed to play again, says Eugenie Bouchard


Today's Stories

Christian Eriksen cracker keeps title race on the boil

GAA to stage Congress in October to change hurling format

Maria Sharapova wins Stuttgart opener after serving doping ban

Joe Schmidt has Ireland warning for Donnacha Ryan

Lifestyle

Looking back in time with Dennis Dinneen's pictures

Four events to check out at the Cork International Choral Festival today

With bikini season beckoning please forget about quick fixes ...

Take a load off: Two people tell their individual weight loss journeys

More From The Irish Examiner