Tiger Woods has announced that he will miss the 2016 Masters, making this his second missed tournament in three years. Woods made the announcement via his website, that he won't participate in the tournament which starts Thursday.
Woods has missed the past seven months of his career after he had surgery to repair a back injury. Woods had also been dealing with a wrist injury at last years Masters, when he came up limp after striking a root from a tree.
Woods made a statement Friday evening: "After assessing the present condition of my back, and consulting with my medical team, I've decided it's prudent to miss this year's Masters." He goes on to say that he has been routinely hitting balls during training but he is just not physically ready. Woods says he needs to be cautious at this point in his career, and there is still no timetable for his return.
I think I speak for most golf fans when I say I cannot wait for the day that Tiger returns to being Tiger, if it ever happens. Injuries are always such a burden to deal with, and Woods has not had the best of luck in dealing with them. Hopefully, before it's too late, Tiger's wounds will heal and we can watch him battle with the likes of Day, McIlroy and Spieth.
By Matt Watts