Tiger Woods has governed himself out of the 2017 Lords at Augusta due to back problems which have prevented him from becoming tournament ready
Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not participate in next weeks Captain, the 14 -times major win declaring his tournament is not tournament ready as he battles prolonging back matters. In the latest ominous gaze towards the future Woods said on Friday he remains unclear as to when he may represent again.
Woods has played only three competitive rounds in 2017, the last moving before he made a Friday morning withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic in early February. Woods, 41, quoth back spasms having underdone three surgeries on the same expanse in recent times.
The absence of Woods, who still plans to attend Augusta Nationals champs dinner on Tuesday, will carry extra resonance as it is 20 years on from his maiden major success.
In a statement Woods alleged: Unfortunately I wont be participating in this years Captain. I did about everything I could to play but my back rehabilitation didnt please allow me the time to get tournament ready. Im specially disturbed because its a special anniversary for me thats fitted with a lot of immense remembers. I cant think it is been 20 years since I won my first green jacket.
I have no timetable for my yield but I will continue my diligent effort to recover and wishes to get back out there as soon as possible.
Id like to pass along my regret to[ fraternity chairperson] Billy Payne, the Augusta National membership, personnel, volunteers and patrons, that I wont be there. I will be at the Champions Dinner and I look forward to seeing a lot of old friends.
Augusta National has been a very important place to me and my family for over 20 years and, while Im frustrated, it will be good to be back there Tuesday.
Woods has now missed three of the past four Masters.