This is no April Fool’s joke, Tiger Woods will not be playing the 2014 Masters Golf Tournament. It will be the first Masters the four-time champion at Augusta National will miss since he first played as an amateur in 1995. The world’s No. 1 player announced the news on his web site April 1st that he will be unable to play in the Masters after having successful surgery for a pinched nerve in his back. Tiger had this to say about missing the PGA Tour’s biggest event: “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. I’d like to express my disappointment to the Augusta National membership, staff, volunteers and patrons that I will not be at the Masters. 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.”
Will Tiger’s absence soften the market for Masters tickets? There are just a limited amount of four day badges available. Four day badges are going for as low as $4,950.
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