Tiger Woods will not be competing in the Masters this year due to a back injury. The 41 year old Woods has played in the last twenty Masters and earning a green jacket 4 times.
Woods delivered the unfortunate news Friday on his website.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be competing in this year’s Masters,” Woods said. “I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn’t allow me the time to get tournament-ready. I’m especially upset because it’s a special anniversary for me that’s filled with a lot of great memories. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I won my first green jacket.”
Woods back injuries started back in the 2015-2016 season but eventually returned after 16 months in December, playing in his own tournament, 'Hero World Challenge'. Woods has not competed since February 3rd, which was an European Tour in Dubai. It was here when Woods started complaining about back spasms.
This is not good for Woods, but he says rehabilitation is the only thing he can do at this point. This is one of the first times hearing from Woods publicly since his injuries. He also spoke out about it a week ago at a book commentating session he had in Manhattan.
Woods say there is no timetable for his return but we hope to see him back out there soon. If my 53 year old dad who has a herniated disc can go out there and still swing a club, I'm sure the great Tiger Woods can do the same.
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