On Monday morning, Tiger Woods appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to promote his new book, The 1997 Masters: My Story. He spoke about the mental fortitude that fueled his past success, but the 14-time major champion offered little about his future, sticking to the script golf fans have grown accustomed to hearing in recent years.
When GMA host Michael Strahan asked him if he planned to play in the 2017 Masters, which is only two weeks away, Woods said:
“God, I hope so. I’m trying. I’m trying everything to get back and play.”
The most interesting part of Woods’ GMA appearance was a putting contest that saw the four-time Masters winner face off against Strahan, a 15-year NFL veteran with a Super Bowl ring and seven Pro Bowl appearances. The competitive juices were flowing (at least for a morning TV show) and Woods capped off the exhibition with a buzzer beater and a signature fist pump that was surprisingly powerful (and graceful) for a man said to be unable to hit golf balls right.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 20, 2017