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.
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.