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Tiger Woods, who is in pain, believes he can win another Masters Tournament

Tiger Woods may not be considered an old man in the traditional sense. Outside the professional golf scene, the 48-year-old Californian appears to be a healthy, lively middle-aged man, especially when wearing a hat.

In Augusta, Georgia, Tiger Woods doesn't look old, especially when wearing a hat, but on the golf course, he feels much older among 88 competitors.

While competing in Augusta National Golf Club, Woods feels like he's much older than his actual age.

At least, that's how he talks.

When asked about the most difficult shot on the 7,555-yard course due to his ailments, Woods joked that any shot off the tee box is tough.

During a 20-minute interview with reporters, Woods described his physical condition, saying he hurts every day, aches every day, and has flare-ups.

He said, "I hurt every day."

He also shared, "I ache every day."

He added, "Things just flare up."

He mentioned, "The back, the knee, other parts of the body."

He emphasized that it's not the ankle.

He mentioned, "It’s fused. It’s not going anywhere, so that’s fine."

Despite sounding like he's retired, Woods is still focused on being a competitive golfer and not just a ceremonial one, as he aims for another win.

Woods still believes he can win the tournament.

He stated, "If everything comes together I think I can get one more."

Enough said. #themasters

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 9, 2024

His friend Fred Couples agrees and mentioned that Woods is hitting the ball well.

Couples said, "Tiger is hitting it pure."

Couples described Woods as looking strong and excited to play, compared to last year when he struggled due to physical issues.

On the range with @TigerWoods ????

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 9, 2024

Recent medical issues have included a terrible car accident and fusion surgery to repair his ankle. He has a long history of surgeries, dating back to 1994.

Woods has undergone at least 13 surgeries, including five on his left knee and several on his back, which has also been fused, making him a symbol of medical science and physical therapy.

He works with trainer Kolby Tullier to stretch and strengthen his body daily during tournaments, although the routine varies.

Woods said, "It’s a daily adaptation. We work at it each and every day, whether it’s trying to loosen me up or strengthen me or just recovery."

As a result, his practice sessions have changed, as he now speeds through them on the way to his first tee shot.

Woods said he no longer feels like he has the energy or desire to play golf.

“The fact that I’m able to put on a Green Jacket for the rest of my life is just absolutely amazing.” #themasters

— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 9, 2024

However, he still feels inspired and motivated. Woods mentioned that driving down Magnolia Lane still gives him the same excitement as it did when he first drove down it as the 1995 amateur champion from Stanford. He recalled spending the week sleeping in the Crow’s Nest atop the Augusta National clubhouse.

Since then, he embraced his now deceased father Earl Woods next to the 18th green after winning his first major in 1997 and embraced his son Charlie in the same place after winning here the last time in 2019.

Woods expressed that The Masters has been meaningful for his family and himself. He expressed his desire to continue playing in the tournament.

He will continue playing as long as his old body holds up.

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