Almost100 players will prowl the fairways of Augusta National next week, but a certain Tiger Woods’ will not be one of them.
American professional golfer, Tiger Woods’ announced on last Friday that he will not be playing in the Masters because of lingering pain in his back. From the Omega Dubai Desert Classic in February, Tiger Woods has not played since removing.
He said in a statement ‘unfortunately, I would not be competing in this year’s Masters.’ ‘I did about everything I could to play but my back rehabilitation did not allow me the time to get tournament ready. Especially, I am very upset because it is a special annual for me that is filled with a lot of great remembrances. I cannot believe it is been 20 years since I won my 1st green jacket.
I have no timetable for my return but I will continue my industrious effort to recover and want to get back out there as soon as possible.
I would like to pass along my regrets to Billy Payne, the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons that I would not be there. Tiger Woods’ said that I will be at the Champions Dinner and I look forth to seeing a lot of old friends.
‘Augusta National has been a very significant place to me and my family for over 20 years and while I am upset, it will be good to be back there on Tuesday.’
Since winning five PGA Tour events in 2013, to some, Tiger Woods’ is merely an afterthought, a former legend who has not shown any true form. To others, he is the heart and soul of the game and the Masters would not be the same without him.
Since Tiger Woods’ absence from golf, golfer Jordan Spieth has emerged as the main threat at Augusta. Still, Jordan Spieth (23) won the Masters in 2015, then finished tied for second last year after a devastating collapse.
Tiger Woods’ a four-time Masters champion. He last played in the event in 2015 when he finished t-17. Since that respectable finish, Tiger Woods’ has played just 11 events with just one top 10 to show for his efforts.
From: sporting new.