Tiger Woods tweets about ceremonial opening tee shots

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Until this year, Tiger Woods had played in every Masters since 1995.
By T.J. Auclair
PGA.com
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Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 | 9:07 a.m.

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.

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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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T.J. Auclair is a Senior Interactive Producer for PGA.com and has covered professional golf since 1998, traveling to over 60 major championships. You can follow him on Twitter, @tjauclair.