Tiger Woods says it’s ‘too soon’ to determine health for Masters

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Tiger Woods said Monday that it’s still “too soon” to know about his status for the Masters.

Woods said that he has been receiving treatment for his back injury and that the rehabilitation process has been “very frustrating.”

“For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon (to know), to be honest with you,” he said. “That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this.

“I had a couple weeks off, getting treatment and trying to get it ready for Augusta. As of right now, it’s still too soon. Which, as I said, that’s very frustrating.”

Last week, Golfweek magazine, citing a source familiar with Woods’ condition, said that the world No. 1 was dealing with a bulging disk, though his agent, Mark Steinberg, did not confirm that diagnosis to GolfChannel.com.

Woods is off to the worst start of his career. After re-aggravating his back injury during a final-round 78 at Doral, he withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, an event he has won eight times.

Woods has never missed the Masters as a pro.

- Ryan Lavner, Golf Channel

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