Tiger Woods ready for The Match after pulling out of Hero

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Tiger WoodsHe is ready to take part in Saturdays latest edition of The Match , even though his right foot isn’t completely healed.

Woods, a 15 time major champion, will team up to face world No. 1 Rory McIlroyA 12-hole match against Jordan Spieth Justin ThomasUnder the lights at Pelican golf Club, Tampa, Florida.

Woods, who had to withdraw from the Hero World Challenge in The Bahamas last week due to plantar fasciitis in one foot, said that being able to use a cart in The Match will be a big help.

I can hit golf balls. Its hard to get from A to B. [the cart]He said Wednesday that it would certainly help a lot.

Woods, 46, only played nine rounds in three major championships last year. Woods is still recovering from the serious injuries he sustained in a car accident outside Los Angeles in February 2021.

Woods stated, I can hit golf shots. JT has been there watching me practice. … However, being in a cart is quite another experience. This is something I have done quite often at Medalist. I was trying to get ready to play in the Hero, and to see if it was possible, but the hardest part was walking, not swinging.

Woods hasn’t played since Julys 150th Open Championship at St. Andrews, where he missed the cut. Woods has not yet stated whether he will try to play in any PGA Tour official events before Aprils Masters. He will be playing next week in Orlandos PNC Championship with his son, Charlie.

Woods stated, I have to get this plantar healed, and that just takes a little while. It is not something that can be done in an hour. It will take a lot more time to heal and unfortunately, treatment. Its a long and difficult road. [for]Anyone who has ever experienced it.

McIlroys presence on McIlroys team will increase his chances of winning Saturday night. The format is best-ball, where each player plays his ball on holes. The lowest score of the two players is the team score.

I can tell that I have the No. Woods stated, I can tell you one thing: I have the No.1 player in the World on my team, so its good. Hell have his best cheerleader ever.

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