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Jim Furyk (wrist) sidelined until April

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Jim Furyk hits his tee shot. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
Jim Furyk hits his tee shot. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI | License Photo

Ninth-ranked PGA Tour golfer Jim Furyk will miss three months recovering from wrist surgery.

Furyk said Monday he will miss the Masters for the first time since 1996.

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He opted for surgery when his condition didn't improve. Furyk has not made an appearance on tour this season.

"While I am disappointed that the wrist has not yet healed sufficiently for me to return to play, I am confident that the surgery at this point is the best course of action, and will get me back in the shortest possible time," Furyk said in a statement. "This has been frustrating for me to this point, but I am focusing on an aggressive rehabilitation program and having a strong year once I am sufficiently healed."

Furyk, 45, last played in September when the injury forced him to withdraw from the BMW Championship.

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