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Woods to miss Masters

Tiger Woods

(TSX)—Tiger Woods announced on his official website Friday that he will not play in The Masters next week.

The four-time winner of the tournament at Augusta National has been plagued by back issues and will miss this year's first major championship for the third time in four years.

"Unfortunately, I won't be competing in this year's Masters," Woods wrote on his website. "I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn't allow me the time to get tournament ready. I'm especially upset because it's a special anniversary for me that's filled with a lot of great memories. I can't believe it's been 20 years since I won my first green jacket."

Woods, who won the first of his 14 majors 20 years ago at Augusta National by a record 12 shots, has been sidelined since withdrawing from the Omega Dubai Desert Classic on Feb. 3.

"I have no timetable for my return, but I will continue my diligent effort to recover, and want to get back out there as soon as possible," the 41-year-old Woods wrote.

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