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Last Updated: 25/03/14 9:03am

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Tiger Woods: Back still causing world No 1 trouble

Tiger Woods: Back still causing world No 1 trouble

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Tiger Woods still has no idea if he will be able to play in next month's Masters at Augusta.

Woods, who held on to his place as world No 1 when Adam Scott failed to win at Bay Hill on Sunday, has been struggling with a back injury.

He stopped playing during his final round at the Honda Classic on March 2 with what he described as back spasms and the problem flared up again at Doral, especially in his closing round 78.

Woods had to withdraw from last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational - a tournament he has won on eight occasions - when further treatment failed to improve his condition in time.

The Masters is the only major Woods has never missed in his professional career, and that is causing him further frustration.

Frustrating

"For Augusta, it's actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you," Woods said at a press conference to announce that Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of his tournament at Congressional in June.

"That's kind of the frustrating thing about this.

"I've had a couple weeks off and getting treatment and just working on trying to get ready for Augusta.

"As of right now, it's still too soon, which is, as I said, pretty frustrating."

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