Steve DiMeglio, USA TODAY Sports

Tiger Woods won't play in the Masters for the first time since he made his debut in 1995 as an amateur from Stanford University.

The world's No. 1 player announced Tuesday he will miss the 78th edition of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club after having surgery for a pinched nerve.

It will be the fifth major championship the four-time winner of the green jacket will have missed since 2008.

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