Woods will not play in Masters as he is 'not tournament ready'

Tiger Woods
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Four-time champion Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not be fit for next week’s Masters and has not put a timetable on his return.

The American, 41, winner of 14 majors, has not played since withdrawing from the Dubai Desert Classic on 3 February with ongoing back spasms.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of his first Masters win and he said: “I did about everything I could to play.”