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Tiger Woods Will Miss The 2017 Masters

Tiger Woods in his follow through after hitting a golf ball.

ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 18: Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 16th tee during the final round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented By MasterCard at Bay Hill Club and Lodge on March 18, 2018 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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.

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.