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Woods' status for Masters remains uncertain

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Tiger Woods’ status for next week’s Masters remains uncertain, according to his agent.

In an email to, Mark Steinberg said there was “no further update at the moment” when asked how Woods was recovering from a second back procedure late last year and whether he planned to play the year’s first major.

There is no deadline to commit to the Masters. Unlike PGA Tour events players only need to register at the tournament office before their first-round tee time.

In October, Woods underwent a follow-up back procedure to “relieve discomfort” following his second microdiscectomy in September that corrected a pinched nerve.

Last month, Woods released a video on social media hitting a 9-iron with the caption, “progressing nicely.” A week later he told reporters he didn’t know when he would return to the PGA Tour.

“Dealing with nerves, there is no timetable," Woods said on March 2 at his course opening in Montgomery, Texas. "Everyone heals differently and every nerve is slightly different."

Woods' last start was the Wyndham Championship in August.