For the first time in his professional career, Tiger Woods is missing the Masters.
Woods, a four-time Masters champion, made the announcement on April 1, explaining that he was healing from a "successful microdiscectomy" for a pinched nerve that had been hurting him for several months.
While Woods is certainly missed by patrons at Augusta National this week, he's also feeling a little empty about being sidelined.
On Thursday morning, Woods took to Twitter to tweet this about Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player, the honorary starters:
It was Tiger's first tweet since his April 1 message, which read: "Sad to say I’m missing the Masters. Thanks to the fans for so many kind wishes."
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