Tiger Woods withdraws from Masters due to injury



Tiger Woods will not resume his third round at Augusta National on Sunday after the five-time Masters champion withdrew from the tournament with a foot injury.

Being posted on twitter, Woods said: “I’m desperate to WD this morning due to a flare up of my plantar fasciitis. Thank you to the fans and @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!”

The golf great had endured a torrid start to his third round and the sound of the klaxon, which brought the third day of the Masters to an early end on Saturday, may have been music to his ears.

On a cold and wet Saturday, with rain pouring down, Woods could be seen limping on the 17th hole. When organizers deemed that persistent rain had made the course unplayable, Woods was nine over for the tournament and six over for the round.

Before play began on Sunday, tournament organizers announced that Woods had withdrawn due to injury. Woods later revealed it was plantar fasciitis – an inflammation of the tissue that causes heel pain.

Woods suffered serious leg injuries in a 2021 car accident and has had multiple back surgeries over the years.

The 15-time major winner has played just once competitively this season and told reporters in the build-up to the tournament that he no longer plays or practices much.

“I don’t play many tournaments, and I don’t practice much. I am limited in what I can do,” he said, according to Reuters.

But he showed his usual composure and resilience to continue on Saturday, although hopes of winning a sixth green jacket had long since faded.

Questions will now be asked whether Woods suggested last week it could be his last appearance at Augusta and admitted he was in “constant” pain during Thursday’s opening round.

“I don’t know how many more (Masters) I have in me,” he said before the tournament began.

Starting at the 10th hole, the organizers tried to get as much play as possible after that. The second round was suspended Because of inclement weather on Friday, Woods started his third round with a bogey.

Neither the conditions nor his form improved after that. Another bogey at the 14th and double bogeys at the 15th and 16th left the 47-year-old with the worst score of the day.

He had little time to enjoy making the cut at Augusta tying the record for the 23rd consecutive time, He is starting his third round a few hours after completing the second round.

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