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The Masters - Preview Day 2.

The 17 astonishing injuries Tiger Woods has recovered from ahead of Masters return

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The eyes of the sporting world will be on Augusta tomorrow, when Tiger Woods aims to complete his remarkable comeback at the Masters.

It's by far the most prestigious tournament of the golfing calendar, and one that the former world number one has won four times.

Woods has a total of 14 major championships to his name, which puts him second behind Jack Nicklaus in the all-time list.

However, the last of those was at the US Open in 2008, and he has suffered massively with injuries and several personal issues since then.

The most recent of those was his arrest for driving under the influence last year, but he has had a real upturn in his fortunes since then.

Having made another comeback from injury at the back end of last year, Woods has now finished second and fifth respectively at the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer International.

That is comfortably the best form he has displayed in years, and has raised hopes among his enormous fan base that he may be able to put in a big performance at the Masters.

The Masters - Preview Day 2

It would be one of the most sensational returns to the top in the history of any sport, let alone golf, given all of the terrible injuries that the 42-year-old has been hit with.

There has been 17, to be precise, and they must've taken some toll on Woods' body, as you can see in the picture below.

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It is quite astonishing that given all of the tendon problems that the American has had, that he is even able to play anywhere near the show-stopping form he once displayed.

Woods has had several surgeries on his back, including a fusion which he claims is behind his miracle return, in the past four years alone, and he struggled with his swing for a time.

Given all of the walking that golfers have to do too, to see so many serious problems on his left knee is also staggering, including repair on his ACL after a rupture, an injury which has ended footballers' careers.

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Woods has amazed millions of fans with his performances over the years, but even by his lofty standards he would be setting a new level if he was able to even be near the top of the Masters leaderboard.

With other exceptional players like Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth coming into form, it is sure to be a fascinating spectacle at Augusta.

Undoubtedly though, the loudest cheer would be for Woods sinking a putt on the 18th green to reclaim the green jacket that he has held with such pride before.

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