Tiger Rumors Ramp Up As Masters Approaches

If you’re not into this whole “Tiger Woods makes a triumphant return at the Masters” idea, get ready for a tiresome week.

With less than two weeks to go, the Tiger tracking — amateur or otherwise — is at a fever pitch. Sunday brought us some (probably illicitly obtained) footage of Woods purportedly playing a round at Medalist, his home course in Jupiter, along with a short, speculative quote from an analyst suggesting that all systems are go for at least trying to get Augusta-ready in the coming days.

We already know Woods’ name is officially still in the mix, so until that changes, imaginations are bound to run wild. But there’s a growing sense that there’s a better than zero chance Woods will actually appear at the venue where he won five of his 15 majors championships — and that’s astonishing given the events of the past 14 months.

The Fried Egg got the rumor mill churning on Sunday with a report on Twitter that Woods had been spotted at Medalist, along with caddie Joey LaCava, and that seemed to be corroborated by a now-deleted video that also made the rounds on the social media app.

Additionally, golf analyst Ewan Murray caused a stir when he said on Sky Sports that he strongly suspected Woods will play the Masters.

Buckle up, folks. Clearly there’s some smoke. In due time, we’ll know if there’s fire.