In a post on his official website at TigerWoods.com. the 14 time major winner said he was especially upset to miss this year’s event, the 20th anniversary of his first green jacket triumph.
Woods hasn’t played competitively since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic in February following a first round 77 and the announcement comes as little surprise to most.
"Unfortunately, I won't be competing in this year's Masters,” the statement read.
“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.”
The former World Number One also reiterated he has no timetable for a return to the game.
"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,” he said.
"I'd like to pass along my regrets to Billy Payne, the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons, that I won't be there.
“I will be at the Champions Dinner and I look forward to seeing a lot of old friends.
"Augusta National has been a very important place to me and my family for over 20 years, and while I'm disappointed, it will be good to be back there Tuesday."
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