Report: Tiger Woods not playing next week’s Houston Open ahead of Masters title defense

Adam Woodard
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Tiger Woods’ preparation for the upcoming Masters won’t include a trip to Texas.

According to a Golf Digest report, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg said his 15-time major champion client will not be entering next week’s Houston Open ahead of his title defense at Augusta National Golf Club, Nov. 12-15.

After a disappointing finish at last week’s Zozo Championship that saw the defending champion finish 22 shots behind winner Patrick Cantlay, Woods was proud of his putting but left the door open on playing in Houston.

The 82-time winner on the PGA Tour has never played the week before the Masters in 20 professional starts and will continue to work on his game at home in the meantime.

Woods has just one top-10 this year in eight starts.

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