The ability of Tiger Woods to successfully defend the Masters has been thrown into considerable doubt after a lingering back problem ruled the 15-times major champion out of next week’s Players Championship. Ordinarily, the PGA Tour’s marquee event at Sawgrass would constitute a key part of Woods’s Masters build-up. The first major of the year, which Woods won in such sensational style in 2019, is now little over a month away. Mark Steinberg, Woods’s manager, issued a statement via ESPN on Friday evening as the deadline to enter the Players approached. “Back just not ready,” Steinberg said. “Not concerning long term, just not ready.” Nonetheless, the long-term nature of Woods’s back problems means wider speculation is inevitable. Woods has undergone four surgeries on that area. The 44-year-old complained of rigidity in his back when finishing last among players who made the cut at the Genesis Invitational. “I feel stiff, but I have weeks like that, especially in the cold mornings,” Woods said. “I don’t quite move as well and that’s just kind of how it’s going to go.” He subsequently skipped the WGC Mexico and this week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, with the prevailing sense he would make a return to… Read full this story
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