Tiger Woods’ status for the Masters is still uncertain.
Close friend Notah Begay shed some insight on the situation, however, telling 120 Sports that he thinks the odds are “50-50” that Woods plays the year’s first major.
“I think his golf game as a whole is in a great place,” Begay added. “I think it was good for him to stay a step back, to reassess a variety of different things and do things on his timeline.
“My suggestion to him was to take as much time as he needed to just figure out this issue with his short game and also to work on or clean up a couple of things that might be a little loose with his golf swing.
“I think things are really settling. We’ve had some good discussions over the last week or so and he feels good about it.”
Woods hasn’t played since withdrawing from the opening round at the Farmers Insurance Open in early February. Shortly after that he announced he was taking a break from golf until his game was tournament-ready.
Last year, Woods missed the Masters for the first time in his career due to injury.