Tiger Woods talks preparation as he returns to the 2022 Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods has had a tough road to recovery, but just announced that he plans on playing at this year’s Masters Tournament.

Matt Simeone
April 5, 2022

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 05: Tiger Woods warms up during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

After a tough road to recovery following a car accident in February 2021, Tiger Woods announced that he plans on playing at this year’s Masters Tournament. The five-time Masters winner joined Jason Sobel on SiriusXM Masters Radio this morning to discuss his preparation for his big comeback.

“Well, the preparation’s been great and I’ve been able to hit balls and do all that stuff,” Woods said. “It’s just the walking and the damage has been done to the leg. It’s tough and it’s been a hard year and a lot of hard work, and I’ve had just an unbelievable team of therapists and physios.”

Related: Hear play-by-play Masters Week coverage from Mike Tirico, Curtis Strange & more

Additionally, Woods reflected on recovering from his injury.

“Well, the swing part’s easy,” Woods said. “I can do that. It’s dealing with the pain each and every day. It’s just a lot of pain all day, every day.”

SiriusXM is the exclusive audio home of the 2022 Masters. Listeners can follow every second of Woods’ planned return to Augusta National on Masters Radio (Ch. 92). Tune in from April 7 to April 10 to hear live play-by-play coverage featuring your favorite golfers, plus exclusive specials, interviews and more. Check out SiriusXM’s full Masters programming here.