Woods, a 15-time major winner and five-time Masters Champion, will unfortunately be missing the Masters Tournament after his left leg was shattered in an horrific car crash back in February 2021.
The 45-year-old regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of the most famous athletes of all time suffered a shattered lower right leg and ankle in the one-car crash near Los Angeles last month.
Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Justin Thomas both visited Woods at his South Florida home since he left hospital last month.
“Hopefully, if his recovery goes well, who knows, he could be back in 12 months’ time,” McIlroy said.
“He’s always missed when he doesn’t play in these big events and that doesn’t change this week, whether it’s to do with his back or his leg or whatever it is. I know he’s at home and he’s fully focused on the recovery process, and I feel.
like he’s mentally strong enough to get through that,” he added.