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Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 03/15/2012

Tiger Woods says of Masters, “I’ll be there”

Tiger Woods was in pain on the 12th tee Sunday and withdrew from the Cadillac Championship. (Wilfredo Lee / AP)
Tiger Woods was emphatic about what the near-future holds for him: his injured left Achilles tendon will not prevent him from playing in the Masters.

“I'll be there. Don't worry about it,” he said on “Good Morning America.” “I took a few days off [after withdrawing from the Cadillac Championship last weekend beccause of the injury]. I'll start hitting balls tomorrow. The stiffness is gone. Hopefully, I'll be ready next week.”

Woods, who is scheduled to play in the Tavistock Cup and the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill next week to tune up for the April 5 Masters, tweeted Monday that he has only a mild strain.

“The leg's good now,” Woods said on “The Scott Van Pelt Show.” “I took a couple of days off, got some treatment on it. I got the go-ahead to start hitting balls [Friday] and start ramping up and get ready for Bay Hill.”

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