Woods chose not to play a pre-Masters tune-up, not entering next week's Shell Houston Open before the Friday 4 p.m. deadline. That means, if Woods plays the Masters in two weeks, he will not have played a complete tournament round since a career-worst 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open in January.
However, a Woods sighting at Augusta National is "50-50" at best, according to friend Notah Begay III based on remarks made to 120 Sports this week.
So if Woods doesn't play the Masters, what could Tiger Woods' schedule look like for the rest of 2015?
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Woods would be unlikely to play the RBC Heritage the next week and equally unlikely for New Orleans. Barring a stunning Masters high finish, Woods won't be eligible to compete in the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco as the Tour calendar transitions to May.
After that, Woods could conceivably play consecutive events at The Players Championship, which he won in 2013, and the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte.
Were Woods to resume his typical schedule at that point, he then wouldn't play again until the Memorial Tournament at the end of May as a tune-up for the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay in Washington in June.
However, since no one seems to know when Woods will play next, it's almost impossible to guess what he'll do after that.