3 Apr 2014

Woods to miss Masters after back surgery

2:08 pm on 3 April 2014

The world golf number one Tiger Woods will miss next week's Masters tournament for the first time since he turned professional, having undergone back surgery to repair a pinched nerve.

The 38-year-old world number one has struggled with the back problem since last August, and the condition has progressively worsened in recent weeks.

He'll be away from the PGA tour for several weeks.