Tiger Woods’ potential return to the PGA Tour with a participation in the Masters 2022 has been a major talking point in the past few days. While it seems a long shot and depends entirely on Woods’ condition, recent hints are further raising expectations that it would happen. For one, NFL icon Peyton Manning is hopeful that it will come to fruition.

Manning admitted that he has been in constant communication with Woods, and according to him, the golf legend looks to be in “good spirits” ahead of the Masters 2022 Tournament in Augusta.

The NFL icon also said he texted him recently after it was reported that Woods practiced at Augusta, which is a critical time for him to check if he can manage playing in 72 holes.

“I actually texted him the other day after reading about him playing the practice round there and asked him how he liked the changes on the 11th hole and 15th hole … He didn’t give me any special insight … but he sounds good,” Manning shared in an appearance on The Drop Zone. “I’ve always kept up with Tiger and I can just tell his spirits are good, so hopefully that leads to a big announcement.”

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There is still nothing official on Tiger Woods’ participation in the Masters 2022, as well as any clear update on his physical condition. To recall, he has not played in a traditional PGA Tour event since getting into a horrific car accident in late February 2021 and suffering leg injuries in the process. With that said, Peyton Manning doesn’t want anyone to forget the perseverance Woods has shown throughout his attempt to come back to competitive golf.

Woods had to go through a lot just to be able to walk again after undergoing surgery to address his injuries. But if there is anyone who can come back from such major setback, Manning is confident Woods is the man.

No one will blame Woods or be disappointed with him if he won’t be able to play in the Masters 2022 tournament. After all, getting back from major injuries is no easy feat. But if he’s able to participate, it’ll definitely send the whole golf world into frenzy.