Orlando, FL …
Tiger Woods long-time agent Mark Steinberg has slammed reports Woods is unlikely to compete in next month’s Masters.
Steinberg singled out a story appearing on-line in the US-based Golf World magazine citing several sources saying it ‘seems unlikely’ will compete in the Masters that commences on 6th April.
“I have no idea who the really close sources are but I can tell you this, nobody spoke to Golf World; so how he could know something that Tiger and I don’t knows comical,” Steinberg said in a statement late Friday night US time.
“I talked to Tiger four hours ago on the phone. We’re not in a situation to even talk about playing in the Masters now.
“He’s gotten treatments and is progressing and hoping he can do it. There’s not been a decision one way or the other. I couldn’t give you a fair assessment, but to say it’s doubtful is an absolutely inaccurate statement.”
Asked if Woods has been hitting balls and putting at his compound on Jupiter Island, Steinberg said also in the statement; “I don’t want to talk about specifics yet. When we’re ready to get into that, we’ll disclose it. He’s working hard at getting better, he’s working hard at progressing.”
This year’s Masters will mark the 20th year anniversary Woods first Major triumph as a professional however the 13-time Major winner has missed the past two Masters through injury