After nearly 20 years of appearances at the Masters (with just two absences since 1996), it seems likely that Jim Furyk will not make it to the prestigious tournament in 2016. Furyk will be sidelined from competitive play for at least the next three months while he recovers from surgery on his left wrist.
The 45-year-old Furyk released a statement Monday explaining his frustration with the injury up to this point but saying he was confident that having the surgery now would be the shortest route to a return to peak form.
The injury has plagued him for a long time (one of his past missed Masters tournaments, in 2004, was also the result of problems with his wrist). Furyk is ranked No. 9 in the world and hasn't played since his WD from the BMW Championship in September.