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Tiger Woods on his chances to play in the Masters: 'God, I hope so'

Emmett Knowlton
Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods has not played a golf tournament since back pain caused him to pull out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in early February. But on Monday, the 14-time major champion did not rule out potentially playing the Masters, which tees off at Augusta National in early April.

"God, I hope so," Woods said when asked by "Good Morning America" host Michael Strahan if he would be able to play in the Masters. "I'm trying to get back and play."

"I love that event. It has meant so much to me in my life," he added. "It has so much history and meaning to me, I'd love to get back."

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Earlier this month, Woods said in a statement that there was no timetable to his return. Veteran PGA Tour member Steve Stricker, who had communicated with Woods, said he didn't think Woods was doing very well physically. 

On Monday, Woods did not offer any potential return dates. 

"I know the mind is sharp," he said. "I just need to get the body willing to do it."

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