Golfing World News - April 1

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With the Masters just over a week away, Tiger Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, has confirmed that the world number one will make a decision on his involvement “very, very shortly”.

Tiger has been struggling with a back injury that culminated in his withdrawal from the Arnold Palmer Invitational. If Woods doesn’t play, it will be the first time since 1994 that he hasn’t graced Augusta.

Another high-profile golfer struggling with injury is Phil Mickelson.

A winner of three green jackets, Mickelson pulled a muscle in his right side on Saturday that forced him to withdraw from the Valero Texas Open.

Mickelson is yet to confirm his involvement in this week’s Shell Houston Open, which gets underway on Thursday – and is the final tournament before The Masters.

If the pair do miss out on playing at Augusta, they’ll still be able to attend Adam Scott’s Aussie-themed Champions dinner.

Ben Hogan's famous tradition of the previous year's champion planning and paying for dinner has been taken to new lengths by The Australian, after he revealed plans to convert Augusta National's 160 year old clubhouse into Bondi beach. Shrimps and tinnies on the menu, along with a compulsory ‘seaside’ dress code!

Well, that’s all for today, but let us know what you think of Tiger and Phil’s potential Augusta absence - and Adam Scott’s Champions dinner - on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the #GWTV.

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