Augusta: Tiger Woods declared himself ready to compete for a fifth Masters title after completing 11 holes of practice at Augusta National on Monday.
Tiger Woods runs to the 7th tee during practice for the Masters on Monday in Augusta. Pic: AP/PTI
Woods has started just two events in 2015, shooting a career-worst score of 82 to miss the cut in the Waste Management Phoenix Open and withdrawing through injury after just 11 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open on February 5.
The 14-time major winner took a break to work on his game, and dropped outside the world's top 100 for the first time since Sept 1996. On Monday he fell from 104th to 111th.
Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open. However, he produced some vintage shots in Phoenix in the front nine alongside friend Mark O'Meara before playing the 10th and 18th alone.
"I felt good. It was nice to get out here. Chipping is fine. I'm on the good side now. It's progression. I felt I had to get my game into a spot where I could compete to win a golf tournament and it's finally there."