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)

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Pan’ taps origins of Peter Pan’s 100-year pop culture adventure


In the century since Scottish author J.M. Barrie created Peter Pan for a stage play then a book, the Neverland universe has inspired movies, books, TV shows, plays, video games and even a pop psychology syndrome describing emotionally immature men.

in Lifestyle

‘Like’ it or not, changes are coming to Facebook


The social network is launching a pilot test of "Reactions," which will allow users to express a range of emotions including love, happiness, anger, and sadness.

in Music

Taylor Swift is taking a break


After seven months on the road the "Shake It Off" singer is ready for some time off.

in Music

Miranda Lambert channeling heartbreak into new music


The "Mama's Broken Heart" hitmaker is turning her divorce into good songwriting material, insisting she has "never felt so inspired."

in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves wants to have a third ‘Bill & Ted’ adventure


The "Matrix" star says a script for the third installment of the "excellent" time-traveling franchise is in the works.


condition Condition: Overcast
Temperature: 46°
High: 65° - Low: 46°