Sports

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

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.



More Sports Stories

Trending Video

  • TCSO dash cam shows flood waters and air lift
  • Deep Eddy Pool temporarily closes for spring cleaning
  • Planning for the worst—active shooter training held at Austin mosque
  • Motorcyclist killed in New Braunfels crash
  • Highway 29 in Georgetown reopened after major wreck
  • 'Disturbance' in the street leads to a man's death, according to APD
  • Planning for the worst—active shooter training held at Austin mosque
  • Thousands of pups march across Austin in the Mighty Texas Dog Walk
  • Chick-fil-A banned from San Antonio airport after anti-LGBTQ donations
  • Will Power races to the pole position at IndyCar Classic
  • Norwegian cruise rescue
  • E-Gaming push
  • Carjacking attempt victim tells her story
  • APD Victim Services technology being used to rewire traumatic memories, feelings
  • Proposed laws would let doctors sell medications from their offices
  • Liberty Hill residents search for dog who survived car crash that killed his owner
  • IndyCar comes to Austin for the first time
  • Full-day pre-K could be coming to Texas
  • Georgetown business evacuations decreasing weeks after gas leak
  • Weekend Jam
  • Mother suspects child may be victim of sex crimes
  • La Grange business owner is back in business
  • Women's Hall of Fame: MeToo
  • Two sisters share nearly identical pregnancies
  • Buda begins 'smart' water meter installations
  • Kaxan visits KXAN
  • Headstart employee touched boys inappropriately, deputies say
    Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Police chase ends with driver's death, shuts down I-35 overnight
  • Proposed law would raise criminal age to 18
  • Cleaning the Marie Kondo Way
  • Headstart sub accused of indecency with children
  • 14-year-old saves family from fire
  • Two new low-income developments aim for upgraded housing
  • Interview with George P. Bush
  • Firefighters call for help with
  • Girl, 5, critical after hit-and-run wreck in south Austin
  • Headstart sub touched boys inappropriately, police say
  • Cadbury's newest Bunny is a bulldog
  • Do Beto's bucks matter?
  • Elderly woman found dead in home after house fire near Lago Vista
  • Elderly woman found dead in home after house fire near Lago Vista
  • Child hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after wreck
  • Law enforcement, leaders to reflect on Austin bombings a year later
  • Man takes steer into Petco to test leash policy
  • Disabled Outdoorsmen
  • Man injured in North Campus apartment fire
  • After student deaths, UT, Texas Tech parents back anti-hazing bill
  • KXAN Investigates: Red light cameras — effective? Legal?
  • U.S. Marshals on the hunt in Mexico for man believed to have killed boyfriend
  • Security footage offers clues into suspects of drive-by shooting
  • Austin visitor hit in downtown shooting describes the scene
  • Beloved Texas State cafeteria worker in hospice care
  • Open gov. advocates say bills would strengthen public records access
  • Austin Catholic priest accused of assaulting woman during last rites
  • State lawmakers discuss banning red light cameras
  • Taylor school to become apartment homes
  • Austin priest sexually assaulted woman in hospice
  • Numbers of homeless women on the rise
  • O'Rourke campaign gets early financial boost — will it matter?
  • State of Texas sues, saying city of Double Horn is invalid.

More Stories

Trending Gallery

PHOTOS: March Madness 2019 First Round
PHOTOS: March Madness 2019 First Round

PHOTOS: March Madness 2019 First Round

Big Tournament /

Trending Stories