Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to be fit for the Masters

  • Tiger Woods targeting return to action in iconic tournament at Augusta 
  • Former champion spoke of desire to get back to full bill of health and compete
  • He believes his mind his sharp but body needs persuading to comply 
  • Woods said: 'I'm trying everything extra to be able to get back and play'

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 11:21 EDT, 20 March 2017 | Updated: 12:35 EDT, 20 March 2017

Tiger Woods insists he is 'trying everything' to be able to play at the Masters at Augusta National next month.

Woods has not featured at a competitive event since February the third as his body continues to let him down. 

A back injury forced him to withdraw from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic before the start of his second round and he has not played since.

Tiger Woods said he is trying everything to be back in time to play at the Masters in April  Tiger Woods said he is trying everything to be back in time to play at the Masters in April 

Tiger Woods said he is trying everything to be back in time to play at the Masters in April 

The 14-time major champion loves playing in the competition but has an injured back  The 14-time major champion loves playing in the competition but has an injured back 

The 14-time major champion loves playing in the competition but has an injured back 

But the 41-year-old, who has won the Masters on four occasions, is hoping to return in time for the first major championship of the year, which begins on April 6.

When asked whether he thinks he will get a chance to play at the Masters this year, Woods told Good Morning America: 'God, I hope so.

'I'm trying. I'm trying everything extra to be able to get back and play.

Woods believes he is still mentally sharp despite his body letting him down  Woods believes he is still mentally sharp despite his body letting him down 

Woods believes he is still mentally sharp despite his body letting him down 

'I love that event. It's meant so much to me in my life. It was the first major that I ever played, back in '95.

'It has so much history and meaning to me, I'd love to get back.

'I need to get back physically. I know that the mind is sharp, I just need to get the body willing to do it.'

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