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Woods Has Back Surgery, Will Miss the Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 02 April 2014 00:01 Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:48

Tiger Woods will miss the Masters

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

Tiger Woods chose surgery to heal his ailing back over a quest for another green jacket, announcing that he will miss the Masters for the first time in his career.

Woods said on his website that he had surgery Monday in Utah for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months, knowing the surgery would keep him from Augusta National next week for the first time since he was a senior in high school.

The No. 1 player in the world is a four-time Masters champion.

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Tiger Watch: Woods Tournament at Congressional Every Other Year

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 April 2014 23:21 Tuesday, 01 April 2014 22:32

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

BETHESDA, Maryland (AP) — Congressional Country Club members have voted to keep Tiger Woods' tournament at its golf course every other year through 2020.

The Quicken Loans National returns to Congressional on June 26-29, 2014.

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Woods: ‘Still Too Soon’ to Know if Fit for Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 March 2014 01:40 Wednesday, 26 March 2014 01:32

Tiger Woods Canadian Press

Howard Fendrich (AP)

WASHINGTON — Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away.

"For Augusta, it's actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you," Woods said Monday at a news conference to announce that Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of his golf tournament. "That's kind of the frustrating thing about this."

The Masters is the only major tournament the 38-year-old Woods has never missed. Four of his 14 major championships came at Augusta National, including his first in 1997. He last won the green jacket in 2005.

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Palmer Says Age Not Only Obstacle for Woods

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:12 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:09

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — Arnold Palmer believes age will be an issue as 38-year-old Tiger Woods tries to break the major championship record.

The standard all along for Woods has been the 18 professional majors Jack Nicklaus won over 25 seasons. Woods reached his 14th major when he was 32, but he has not won another since that 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. And now the world's No. 1 player is coping with an ailing back.

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Bay Hill Will Have to Go On Without Tiger Woods

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:53 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:50

Tiger Woods

Canadian Press

Doug Ferguson (AP)

ORLANDO, Florida — The four-time Masters champion has an ailing back, and he's been having it checked out even more regularly the last two weeks. It has reached the point that he is planning surgery after the Masters to see if he can get more comfortable playing golf.

Tiger Woods?

No, that would be Arnold Palmer.

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