Whether you'd have rooted for him to win his fifth green jacket this year or not, Tiger Woods is out after undergoing back surgery for a pinched nerve. Still, even not playing is an all-new chapter in Woods' history at Augusta National. Check out how he's fared in years past. -- By Golfweek's Sean Martin and FOXSports.com
1995: Tie for 41st
Scores: 72-72-77-72, 5-over 293 The skinny: Tiger Woods' highly-anticipated Masters debut included a practice round with Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and ended with the 19-year-old earning low amateur honors. He earned his first Masters invitation with his victory at the previous year's US Amateur at TPC Sawgrass, his first of three consecutive US Amateur titles.
1996: Missed cut
Scores: 75-75, 6-over 150 The skinny: Woods, 20, returned to the Masters after winning a second consecutive US Amateur. This was his only missed cut in 18 Masters appearances. It also was his final appearance as an amateur at Augusta National.
Scores: 70-66-65-69, 18-under 270 The skinny: Tiger Woods rewrote the record book in his first Masters appearance as a professional. Woods, 21, became the youngest player to win the Masters while also setting the record for low 72-hole total (270) and largest margin of victory (12 shots). Woods opened the tournament with 4-over 40 on his first nine holes, but shot 30 on the second nine en route to cruising.
1998: Tie for eighth
Scores: 71-72-72-70, 3-under 285 The skinny: Tiger Woods never broke 70 in his title defense, finishing six shots behind good friend Mark O'Meara, who birdied the final two holes for a one-shot victory over Fred Couples and David Duval. Woods made 18 birdies for the week but also had 13 bogeys.
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1999: Tie for 18th
Scores: 72-72-70-75, 1-over 289 The skinny: Tiger Woods' first two rounds included a triple-bogey 8 on No. 8 in the first round and a double-bogey 5 on the 12th hole in the second round. He made eagle on the par-5 13th in the third round to shoot 70. He started the final round five shots behind eventual winner Jose Maria Olazabal but shot 75 on Sunday. Wood' 289 total was nine shots back of Olazabal. No one broke 70 in the final round.
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Scores: 75-72-68-69, 4-under 284 The skinny: Tiger Woods was on quite a run before the 2000 Masters. He had three wins and three runners-up in seven official PGA Tour starts before Augusta. He tried his best to rally on the weekend after a slow start, though, eventually finishing fifth, six shots behind Vijay Singh. Woods' third-round 68 was the day's low round, and his first sub-70 score at Augusta National since the final round in 1997. He closed with a 69. "At least I gave myself a chance after Thursday," Woods said. "For some reason, the golfing gods weren't looking down on me this week."
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Scores: 70-66-68-68, 16-under 272 The skinny: Tiger Woods' victory at the 2001 Masters was his fourth consecutive triumph in a major championship, completing the so-called "Tiger Slam." He became the first player to hold all four major titles at the same time. Woods (pictured with Vijay Singh helping him slip on the green jacket) made an 18-foot birdie putt on the final hole to finish at 16-under 272, two shots off his own 72-hole scoring record.
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Scores: 70-69-66-71, 12-under 276 The skinny: Major changes to Augusta National's hallowed grounds couldn't keep Tiger Woods (pictured with Hootie Johnson, then chairman of Augusta National) from becoming just the third player to win back-to-back Masters. He joined Jack Nicklaus (1965-66) and Nick Faldo (1989-90). Woods finished three shots ahead of Retief Goosen, the reigning US Open champion. Half of the holes were lengthened to give the course a total yardage of 7,270 yards.
2003: Tie for 15th
Scores: 76-73-66-75, 2-over 290 The skinny: Tiger Woods had won three times in 2003 before arriving at the Masters. He opened the season's first major with his worst score ever at Augusta National, though, a 76. He made the cut on the number, but his third-round 66 put him within four shots of 54-hole leader Jeff Maggert. A final-round 75 dropped Woods to 15th place, though.
2004: Tie for 22nd
Scores: 75-69-75-71, 2-over 290 The skinny: Tiger Woods opened with a 4-over 40 for his first nine holes and never contended. He shot two rounds of 75 or worse for the second consecutive year and never was in the hunt as Phil Mickelson won his first Masters title. Woods finished 11 shots back. Woods tied for sixth in greens in regulation (72.2 percent), but his 123 putts left him tied for 35th in that statistic. Woods vomited in a trash can after playing No. 1 in the final round. Woods said he "ate something that didn't agree with me" before warming up.
Scores: 74-66-65-71, 12-under 276 The skinny: Tiger Woods was seven shots off the lead after his first-round 74, but he made 16 birdies in the second and third rounds. That rally put Woods in position for a dramatic victory that included one of the most dramatic shots in tournament history. Woods' tee shot at the par-3 16th in the final round ended up left of the green. His chip skidded to an abrupt stop before trickling down a hill, hanging on the lip and falling into the hole for birdie. Woods completed the victory with a 15-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Chris DiMarco, his companion in Sunday's final group. Woods (pictured getting a congratulatory kiss from then-wife Elin Nordegren) started the final round with a three-shot lead over DiMarco, but he bogeyed the final two holes of regulation.
2006: Tie for third
Scores: 72-71-71-70, 4-under 284 The skinny: Tiger Woods said this defeat "hurt the most" of any tournament he failed to win. "I've lost tournaments before, and I've been through some tough defeats over the years," he said, "but nothing like that because I knew my dad would never live to see another major championship." Woods started the final round two shots behind Phil Mickelson and shot 70 to finish three back of Mickelson, who won his second green jacket. Earl Woods passed away that May.
2007: Tie for second
Scores: 73-74-72-72, 3-over 291 The skinny: This was the first time Tiger Woods failed to break par as a professional in any round at a Masters, but it was good enough for a second-place finish because of the week's cold, windy conditions. Woods finished two shots behind Zach Johnson. Woods took the lead after making a short birdie putt at the second hole. He was within two shots after his eagle on the 13th but made only pars the rest of the way.
Scores: 72-71-68-72, 5-under 283 The skinny: Tiger Woods started the final round six shots behind Trevor Immelman. His final-round 72 allowed him to pick up three shots on Immelman, but the South African still won the green jacket and Woods was runner-up. Immelman's 75 tied the record for the highest final-round score by a winner. Woods had 120 putts for the tournament, tied for 29th in the field. "I just didn't quite have it this week," Woods said.
2009: Tie for sixth
Scores: 70-72-70-68, 8-under 280 The skinny: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were paired together in the final round, just as they were in 2001, but they weren't in the final group and neither walked away the winner. Both made runs at the title, though. Both started the final round seven shots off the lead, but they got within a stroke of the lead heading to the 17th hole. Woods, who bogeyed the final two holes, finished four shots out of the playoff between Angel Cabrera, Kenny Perry and Chad Campbell, which Cabrera won. Woods shot a final-round 68, including an eagle on the par-5 eighth hole. Mickelson, who shot 30 on the front nine, closed with 67 to finish three shots out of the playoff.
2010: Tie for fourth
Scores: 68-70-70-69, 11-under 277 The skinny: The 2010 Masters was Tiger Woods' return from his personal scandal. His first-round 68, which included eagles on the par-5 eighth and 15th holes, had him only two shots off Fred Couples' lead. Woods was four shots back to start the final round and playing in the second-to-last group. He made bogey on three of the first five holes but eagled the par-4 seventh hole and birdied the next two to get back into contention, but finished five shots behind winner Phil Mickelson.
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2011: Tie for fourth
Scores: 71-66-74-67, 10-under 278 The skinny: Tiger Woods (pictured with his caddie at the time, Steve Williams) finished fourth for a second consecutive year, four shots behind Charl Schwartzel. Woods, who started the final round seven shots behind leader Rory McIlroy, made eagle at the par-5 eighth hole and was one stroke off the lead when he made the turn. After making four birdies and an eagle on the front nine, Woods had only one birdie and one bogey on the back nine.
2012: Tie for 40th
Scores: 72-75-72-74, 5-over-par 293 The skinny: Tiger Woods arrived at Augusta National after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational for his first PGA Tour title since 2009. He couldn't carry his form to Augusta National, though, as he posted his worst Masters finish as a professional. This was only the second time as a professional that Woods failed to break par in any round of the Masters.
2013: Tie for fourth
Scores: 70-73-70-70-283 The skinny: Tiger Woods had another solid showing and another top-10 finish, but he must have watched Adam Scott win grudgingly. The Aussie won his first green jacket with Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams, who was on the bag for 13 of Woods’ majors. "The winning putt might be the highlight putt of my career because he asked me to read it," Williams said of Scott, who sunk a 12-foot birdie putt on the second playoff hole to beat Angel Cabrera.