Having been forced to withdraw from last week’s Arnold Palmer Invitational due to nagging back problems, Tiger Woods is unsure if he’ll be healthy enough to compete in the Masters next month.
For Woods, that uncertainty is almost as frustrating as his physical pain.
Speaking with reporters on Monday, Woods said it is “too soon” to know how he’ll feel when the major begins on April 10:
“For Augusta, it’s actually a little too soon to be honest with you. That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this. I’ve had a couple weeks off getting treatment, just working on trying to get ready for Augusta. As of right now, it’s still too soon. As I said, it’s very frustrating.”
Woods has competed in every Masters since his first trip to Augusta National as an amateur in 1995. He has withdrawn from two tournaments — the Honda Classic and the aforementioned Arnold Palmer Invitational — so far in 2014.