Photos: Tiger Woods tees off at the Masters, 14 months after horrific car accident

Tiger Woods walks on the fourth fairway during the second round at the Masters golf tournament
Tiger Woods walks on the fourth fairway during the second round.
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The most improbable of sports comebacks is underway.

Tiger Woods, fewer than 14 months removed from a catastrophic car accident that threatened his ability to walk, confirmed Tuesday that he intends to play in the Masters this week in pursuit of his sixth green jacket.

“As of right now I feel like I am going to play,” he said. “I’m going to play nine more [practice] holes [Wednesday]. My recovery has been good.”

The news followed half a practice round by Woods on Monday during which he drew a gallery of thousands that was at least five layers deep from tee to green.

Tiger Woods tips his cap on the 18th green during the final round.
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Tiger Woods putts on the 15th green during the final round.
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Tiger Woods tees off on the fifth hole during the final round.
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Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt on the eighth green during the third round.
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Tiger Woods hits from the rough on the third hole during the third round.
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Tiger Woods hits out of a bunker on the second hole during the third round.
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Tiger Woods walks along the 16th fairway during the second round.
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Tiger Woods waits to putt on the 13th green during the second round.
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Tiger Woods hits on the 12th hole during the second round at the Masters golf tournament.
Tiger Woods hits on the 12th hole during the second round.
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Tiger Woods takes the head cover off of his driver on the 11th tee during the second round.
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Tiger Woods calls his shot after teeing off on the fifth hole during the second round
Tiger Woods calls his shot after teeing off on the fifth hole during the second round.
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Tiger Woods waits to play on the second fairway during the first round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.
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Tiger Woods chips to the second green during the first round at the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga.
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Tiger Woods reacts to his shot from the fourth tee.
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Tiger Woods pumps his fist after a birdie putt on the 16th green.
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Tiger Woods tees off the18th hole.
Tiger Woods tees off the18th hole.
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Tiger Woods acknowledges applause on the 18th green.
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Tiger Woods swings a gold club as people watch
Tiger Woods on the ninth tee during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Golfers stand on the green as a large crowd looks on
Tiger Woods putts on the ninth green as Justin Thomas looks on during a practice round prior to the Masters in Augusta, Ga.
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People take photos as Tiger Woods swings a club
Tiger Woods on the third tee during a practice round at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Tiger Woods smiles
Tiger Woods warms up on the range during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Spectators watch Tiger Woods on the driving range
Spectators watch Tiger Woods on the driving range during a Tuesday practice round for the Masters golf tournament.
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Tiger Woods swings a golf club
Tiger Woods warms up on the range during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club.
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Tiger Woods walks by a large group of spectators
Tiger Woods walks by a large crowd of spectators during a practice round.
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A caddie hands Tiger Woods a club
Tiger Woods and caddie Joe LaCava on the third green during a practice round prior to the Masters.
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Tiger Woods wipes his face
Tiger Woods takes a break during a practice round prior to the Masters.
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Justin Thomas and Tiger Woods, both wearing caps
Justin Thomas, left, and Tiger Woods walk on the second hole during a practice round prior to the Masters.
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