Woods on playing in Austin: ‘If nothing flares up, I’ll play’

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PALM VALLEY, FL (KXAN) — With one quick, non-committal answer, Tiger Woods gave hope to Austin’s golf community that he might play later this month at Austin Country Club.

“Let’s see how this event goes. If nothing flares up, then I’ll play,” Woods said Tuesday during his Players Championship press conference.

The Dell Technologies Match Play Championship is in its fourth year in Austin. For Woods, it would be his first time playing in the current rendition of the event.

Withdrawing from the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week with a neck strain, put the remainder of Woods’ schedule before The Masters in question. He will give it a go at the Players and is expected to play another event before the year’s first major in Augusta the first full week of April.

The match play seems to line up perfectly in his schedule with a break after The Players and a break after the tour comes through Austin and prior to The Masters. Of course, all of this speculation is contingent on a smooth week at TPC Sawgrass which is easier said than done.

Woods hasn’t participated in the match play tournament since 2013 when it was still in Arizona, but has a history of success winning the tournament three times during the 2000s.

As usual, all eyes of the golfing world will be on Woods and wondering if his body can hold up for another week.

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