“Thrown in jail” – Paige Spiranac issues warning about Tiger Woods making return in The Masters amid rumours

Tiger Woods' inclusion on the list of invitees invited speculation and excitement at the same time among golf fans around the world.

Paige Spiranac and Tiger Woods
Paige Spiranac and Tiger Woods

Popular golfer-turned-influencer Paige Spiranac has hilariously stated that anyone who reports Tiger Woods is playing in the Masters as an April fools joke “should be thrown in jail.” The latter, who is reportedly set to make a comeback at Augusta Nationals, flew up with his son, Charlie, to play a full round on Tuesday. 

She said on Twitter: “Anyone who reports Tiger Woods is playing the Masters as an April fools joke tomorrow should be thrown in jail.”

This isn’t the first time when Spiranac commented on Tiger Woods’ potential presence in the next week’s tournament. Soon after the 15-time major champion name occurred on the players’ list, she had written,

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“Don’t let this Saudi league talk distract you from the fact that Tiger said he will play competitive golf again. He is going to win a major.”

“Lucky to be alive” – Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

The California native has not played competitive golf since incurring serious leg injuries in a car crash last February. With still no clarity on his participation at The Masters tournament, Tiger is first expected to assess his physical capability to play in the first men’s major of this year after playing 18 holes. 

Tiger, 46, earlier admitted that he was “lucky to be alive” after the crash in Los Angeles while adding: “Now I’m able to participate in the sport of golf. To what level? I do not know that.”

The veteran golfer, who won the 2019 Masters after returning from multiple back surgeries, arrived via his private jet ahead of the much-awaited tournament from April 7 onwards. However, he was regarded as highly unlikely to play competitively before this year’s Open at St Andrew’s. He also featured alongside his son at last year’s PNC Championship in December but with the assistance of a golf cart where the duo grabbed the second spot.

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