Tiger Woods to miss The Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods will miss next week’s Masters after undergoing a microdiscectomy to address a pinched nerve in his back, he said today on his website.

Woods also tweeted the news:

“The report is accurate,” Mark Steinberg confirmed in an email to Golfweek. The Associated Press also confirmed the news.

Woods will require rehabilitation and rest for several weeks after the March 31 surgery in Utah by Dr. Charles Rich, according to the post on his website.

“After attempting to get ready for the Masters, and failing to make the necessary progress, I decided, in consultation with my doctors, to have this procedure done,” Woods said, adding apologies to tournament organizers at Augusta National as well as patrons and fans before addressing his own disappointment. “. . . This is frustrating, but it’s something my doctors advised me to do for my immediate and long-term health.”

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