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Woods issues statement on missing Masters Tournament

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 12:00 PM
Last updated 11:19 PM
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Tiger Woods announced Tuesday that he has undergone a successful microdiscectomy for a pinched nerve that has been hurting him for several months.

"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 in a statement on his Web site.  ASSOCIATED PRESS
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"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 in a statement on his Web site.

According to a notice posted on his Web site, the surgery was performed Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Rich.

The procedure was successful, but Woods will be unable to play in the Masters Tournament, instead requiring 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 in a statement on his Web site.

"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.

"I'd also like to thank the fans for their support and concern. It's very kind and greatly appreciated. This is frustrating, but it's something my doctors advised me to do for my immediate and long-term health."

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Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/01/14 - 12:10 pm
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Get Well Soon!

Get well soon Tiger, Augusta isn't the same without you here every year! Best wishes and Godspeed!!

etlinks
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etlinks 04/01/14 - 12:18 pm
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Smart move

To get the problem corrected and be ready for the US Open at Pinehurst or maybe even The Players. The Masters will still be exciting this year because of the young talent.

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t3bledsoe 04/01/14 - 12:19 pm
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"Woods will be unable to play in the Masters Tournament, instead requiring rest and rehabilitation for the next several weeks"

It couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy!! Maybe we are supposed to forgive, but are we supposed to FORGET??!! Woods hurt his family and thousands of golf fans!! WHY ON EARTH should such a "MAN??" be rewarded by being able to play in the 4 greatest golf tournements in the world??!! Standards MUST be expected from role models!!!!

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 04/01/14 - 12:38 pm
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WOW...

WOW....."It couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy!!"???

That's pretty harsh! I think Tiger has done more for golf than 99% of all the other players; past, present and future. He was crucified in the "TV news media" for personal problems. Many PGA players are guilty of the exact same indiscretions, for goodness sakes, they are golfers, not moral majority politicians. Tiger was TARGETED for ridicule. Probably by a secret group within the media that don't want to see him break Jacks' records. I can't help but think that if he had been involved in "gay relationships" instead of relationships with porn stars, the "media" would have praised and applauded him for "being so brave" to "come out" while still being married.

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Just My Opinion 04/01/14 - 12:59 pm
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Tiger will never be the same.

Tiger will never be the same. Ask most people you know who've had back surgery...you're just not the same. Maybe if someone can overcome it, maybe it'll be Tiger Woods.
The biggest problem I have with Woods is that the MEDIA constantly follows his game, even if he's 15 shots off the lead! I think that's very disrespectful to the other golfers, especially the leaders.

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rmwhitley 04/01/14 - 01:31 pm
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God bless
Unpublished

Woods but you reap what you sow.

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Marinerman1 04/01/14 - 02:37 pm
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@t3

Yeah, I think that is a little harsh as well. If nothing else, Tiger has re-energized the game of golf for the young, and the young @ heart. Hopefully, he will still be able to visit next week.I also do think the media can sometimes shine a little too intently on Tiger, and shadow the others in the field.

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LillyfromtheMills 04/02/14 - 07:08 am
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T3

Look at our past presidents - not that it's right, but it's reality.

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