Steve Stricker watches his tee shot on the 12th hole during the first round of the Hero World Challenge at the Isleworth Golf & Country Club on December 4, 2014 in Windermere, Florida. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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Stricker to return from back surgery at the Masters

48-year-old last played on December 7 at the Hero World Challenge,

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Please Skip The Masters, Tiger

ESPN.com's Michael Collins believes that with all the talk swirling around Tiger and whether he will return for the Masters, it might be in Woods' best interest to skip the year's first major.

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Walker Leads Heading Into Weekend

Jimmy Walker has a one-shot lead over Aaron Baddeley and Charlie Hoffman after the second round of the Valero Texas Open.

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4dBob Harig

Tiger to skip Houston, last event before Masters

Although it was never considered a strong possibility, Tiger Woods officially will not play in next week's Shell Houston Open, the last event prior to the Masters.

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4dPA Sport

Sullivan misses out on Masters spot

But Tommy Fleetwood and George Coetzee both in contention after strong second rounds at Trophee Hassan II

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6dESPN Staff

Tiger 'aiming for Ryder Cup place'

Tiger Woods is confident of recovering from a poor run of form to qualify for the US Ryder Cup team in 2016, according to captain Davis Love III.

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