Tiger Woods announced on his website today that he’ll miss the Masters this year for the third time in four years.
For the third time in four years, Tiger Woods will not compete in the Masters, he announced on his website today.
I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn’t allow me the time to get tournament ready,” Woods said. “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. “I have no timetable for my return, but I will continue my diligent effort to recover, and want to get back out there as soon as possible.
Woods has yet to complete four rounds of tournament golf this year. Earlier this year, he withdrew from the Dubai Desert Classic after suffering from back problems. This will be the second year in a row he’s missed the Masters.
Champions dinner with friends Tuesday, but not tournament ready to play Augusta. https://t.co/ip14qY7sTM
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) March 31, 2017
Without Woods, who has won the event four times (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005), ratings for the event will surely suffer. It remains to be seen whether Woods will be able to play in any of the major tournaments this year.