Tiger Woods announced Tuesday he has undergone surgery on a pinched nerve in his back and he will be unable to play in the Masters Tournament.
The surgery was performed Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich.
Woods will require rest and rehabilitation for the next several weeks.
“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,” Tiger added. “It’s a week that’s very special to me. It also looks like I’ll be forced to miss several upcoming tournaments to focus on my rehabilitation and getting healthy.
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