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Will Woods emerge a master after putting finishing touches to contest prep?

The golfer joins Fred Couples and Justin Thomas to play the back nine at Augusta ahead of the tournament

Frank Pingue

Five-times champion Tiger Woods put the finishing touches to his preparations for this week’s Masters by playing nine holes at Augusta National on Wednesday, ahead of his highly anticipated return to competition.

Woods, who suffered career-threatening leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash, arrived at the course early and played the back nine with 1992 Masters champion Fred Couples and world number seven Justin Thomas.

The scene resembled the final round of a major rather than a pre-tournament practice as patrons lined the course from tee to green to catch a glimpse of Woods, who 14 months ago many thought would never compete again...

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