Other pros react quickly to Tiger missing Masters

Tiger Woods will miss the 2014 Masters after undergoing back surgery, he announced via his website Tuesday, April 1.
Tiger Woods will miss the 2014 Masters after undergoing back surgery, he announced via his website Tuesday, April 1. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

By all accounts, it wasn't an April Fools joke – Tiger is out of this year's Masters after back surgery. (Read the developing news story here.)

It didn't take other pros and notables long to take to Twitter and react.

Paul Azinger, @PaulAzinger: "Sadly Tiger has to WD from the @The_Masters due to back surgery. Out 3-6 months. This is as career threatening an injury as his knee."

Peter Kostis, @peterjkostis: "Best wishes to Tiger Woods in his recovery from back surgery. My son had 2 of them and it's not fun. Must modify w'outs [workouts] and swing in future."

Gary Player, @garyplayer: "Aww no, say it isn't so @TigerWoods and just an April Fools Day joke?"

Kyle Thompson, @KyleThompsonPGA: "I hope Tiger missing the #Masters is a "April Fools" joke. We (all tour pros in the world) need him competing and winning. #truth"

Memorial Tournament, @MemorialGolf: "Wishing 5-time Memorial Winner, @TigerWoods, a healthy recovery from surgery."

Natalie Gulbis, @natalie_gulbis: "@TigerWoods Back surgery! :(. Heal fast."

Pablo Larrazabal, @plarrazabal: "Sad news to know that @TigerWoods will (not) play @The_Masters ... Augusta will be not the same with out him..."

Harold Varner III, @HV3_Golf: "I think might cry. Tiger missing the Masters."

Justin Thomas, @JustinThomas34: ". . . Such a depressing message to get. Get well soon TW"

Arron Oberholser, @ArronOberholser: "I believe there is such a thing as over training ones body for any endeavor. I'm a victim of it myself. I believe Tiger is too. #bummer"

Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, @ShrinersOpen: "Here's to a speedy recovery . . ."