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Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

Tiger Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

MISSING THE MASTERS:Tiger Woods speaks during a news conference at the Newseum in Washington, Monday, March 24, during an announcement that Quicken Loans had signed a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the Quicken Loans National to be played at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md., in June. Photo: Associated Press/Susan Walsh

(Reuters) – World No. 1 Tiger Woods will not play in next week’s U.S. Masters after undergoing surgery due to recent back problems, he said on his website on Tuesday.

“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.

“I’d like to express my disappointment to the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons that I will not be at the Masters,” Woods said.

(Reporting by Ed Osmond, editing by Ken Ferris)

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