25 Mar 2014

Tiger in doubt for Masters still

5:59 am on 25 March 2014

The world golf number one Tiger Woods is still a doubtful starter for next month's Masters championship in Augusta, despite taking the last two weeks off for rest and treatment for back spasms.

Woods withdrew from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill because of nagging back pain which has troubled him for most of this month.

A golf magazine reported last week that Woods was suffering from a bulging disc but it would not require surgery.