ADAM Scott’s chances of stealing the World No.1 golf ranking off Tiger Woods are improving.
Woods has confirmed he will miss the US Masters for the first time in his career, after undergoing back surgery earlier this week to treat a pinched nerve that has been troubling him for several months.
News.com.au reports, it will be the first time Woods has missed golf’s premier tournament, since he made his debut at Augusta National in Georgia as an amateur in 1995.
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“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,” Woods said in a statement.
He will begin intensive rehabilitation within a week, with doctors estimating he could be chipping and putting again in three weeks, and playing again sometime this summer in time for the US and British Opens.
Meantime, Scott is focused on defending his crown and winning another Green Jacket when the tournament starts tomorrow.