Tiger Woods shocked the golfing world when announcing he would be heading to this week’s Masters, and upon arrival caused more surprise after dropping his famous Nike shoes in practice
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Nike have released a statement following Tiger Woods ’ recent arrival at Augusta National, as speculation surrounding his comeback at this week’s Masters continues to grow. Woods informed his fans over the weekend that he would make the trip down to Augusta to decide whether he will be competing in the event.
Woods arrived on Sunday in good condition and immediately took to the Georgia range and course during the first practice session of tournament week. The most striking aspect of Woods’ Augusta return was his choice in footwear.
Woods is associated with Nike and their partnership is widely recognized as being the best in the sport world.
Woods was seen wearing a pair all-black Footjoy sneakers while practicing in Georgia on Sunday. This is not the same shoe that featured the Nike swoosh. Nike released a statement to wish one of their star athletes well in the midst the wardrobe shock.
The statement read: “Like golf fans around the world, we are delighted to see Tiger back on the course. His story continues to transcend sports. As he continues his return, we will work with him to meet his new needs.”
If Woods is to compete in this week’s tournament it would mark a remarkable comeback, after the American was involved in a high-speed car accident just 14 months ago. The crash left Woods, a 15-time major winner, with open fractures in his lower right leg. He also sustained further injuries to the foot and ankle.
The five-time green jacket winner was then subject to a difficult rehabilitation process, which saw him reveal that he had been amputation. ‘was on the table’He was still being treated several weeks later. 13 months on Woods took the golfing world by storm after his name was included on the Masters’ provisional entry list at the end of March.
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Now with the opening major of the season just three days away, Woods is yet to withdraw from the event leading many to believe that the American will be teeing it up in Thursday’s opening round. Woods said via social media that he was continuing to prepare at the Georgia course, and would make a return. ‘game-time decision’On whether to compete.