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Tiger Woods’ Agent Denies Report Golfer Is Doubtful For The 2017 Masters, Says Camp Isn’t In A Situation To Talk About Playing

By Timothy Jay Ibay
on Mar 20, 2017 07:27 AM EDT
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Tiger Woods has yet to make a decision about playing at the 2017 Masters. (Photo : YouTube Screencap)

With just over two weeks before the 2017 Masters Tournament tees off, the jury is still out on whether Tiger Woods will be able to participate in the season’s first major. Recently, Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg refuted a report that came out saying the legendary golfer has not been able to practice since back spasm forced his withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Golf Classic.

As reported by Golf.com, Steinberg called the Golf Digest report that called Tiger Woods’ chances of playing in this year’s Masters “comical.” “I have no idea who Mr. Wacker’s really close sources are – I can tell you this, nobody to spoke to him, so how could he know something that Tiger and I don’t know is comical,” Steinberg said of the report’s author. “There’s not been a decision one way or another – I couldn’t give you a fair assessment, but to say it’s doubtful is an absolutely inaccurate statement.

As pointed out by Golf.com, despite the rebuttal, it’s interesting how Steinberg said that Tiger Woods has gotten treatment for his back issues, and “hoping” he can play in the Masters, while also saying that their camp isn’t in a situation to talk about playing in the major tournament. The Masters is set to tee off on April 6.

As noted by Golf Digest, Tiger Woods missed the entire 2015-16 PGA Tour Season due to a pair of back surgeries to alleviate nerve pain. He played in his first tournament following the injury in December 2016 at the Hero World Challenge, finishing just two spots out of last place. In 2017, the Farmers Insurance Open has been the only tournament Woods has completed. He played one round in Dubai, shooting a 77 in the opening round before having to withdraw the following day. Tiger Woods last played in the Masters in 2015, finishing tied for 17th place.

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