The 15-time major winner had made it through the weekend after qualifying in a single shot, but conditions hit him at the start of the third round, dropping him to the bottom of the leaderboard at +9. rice field.
Cameras caught him limping badly in Saturday’s final moments before play was suspended due to weather conditions, and Woods admitted he would not return to the course on Sunday.
“I’m disappointed to have to go to WD this morning because my plantar fasciitis has gotten worse,” he revealed. Thanks and good luck to the players today!
Woods’ absence on the final day of the Masters ended his streak of completing all 72 holes in every tournament he played professionally at Augusta National.
The 47-year-old prepares for a grueling fourth day of play with Masters organizers trying to complete both the third and fourth rounds, with Woods having to contend for 29 holes.
Tiger Woods had a day at the Masters after dropping to the bottom of the leaderboard
The 47-year-old struggled through seven holes in the third round before play was suspended.
Woods revealed on Twitter on Sunday morning that he had ‘relapsed plantar fasciitis’.
Fans are now worried that they may have finally seen him among the azaleas in Augusta.
Hours earlier, Woods had advanced to the third round. Thanks in part to a shot from his best friend Justin Thomas, he made it to his 23rd straight Masters Tournament this weekend.
However, completing four rounds seemed too taxing on Woods’ body, and organizers confirmed the news in a statement.
“Due to injury, Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Masters tournament after completing seven holes in the third round.”
five-time champion After the second round in the cold, rain on Saturday cut the 3-over figure and extended the Masters streak to 23 straights, tying Fred Couples and Gary Player for the longest time ever.
Woods, 47, is back for the start of the third round after struggling to reach 50 degrees.
Wearing a gray winter cap over a baseball cap, he started the 10th hole with a bogey, added another on the 14th, and made consecutive double bogeys after finding water on the 15th and 16th. I had
It was the first time Woods had consecutive double bogeys at the Masters.
Fans worry they may have seen the last of Woods around Augusta’s fairways.
The American went 9-over par in the third round before play was suspended
“I have always loved this golf course and I love playing this event,” said Woods after Saturday’s second round. “Obviously some players are out with injuries, but I’ve always wanted to play here. I love it.
Woods also withdrew before the final round of last year’s PGA Championship after agent Mark Steinberg complained of pain and discomfort in his right leg.
That was just hours after the 15-time major champion limped to 79 in the Southern Hills of Tulsa, Oklahoma, in equally cold and windy weather. He shot 69 in the second round.
Woods won his fifth green jacket in 2019 by finishing one stroke ahead of Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele. This was his first major win in 11 years and Woods, 43, was his second on the green after Jack Nicklaus, who was 46 when he won his jacket on the green in 1986. became the oldest Masters winner.
In 2021, Woods was injured when his car swerved off a road outside Los Angeles at over 85 mph, crushing his right leg so badly that doctors considered amputation. When asked, Woods replied, “A lot.”
Woods recovered and made the cut at last year’s Masters, shooting 78 in a row over the weekend.
Woods is still fighting and has amassed the support of many regulars at Augusta National.
Tiger Woods has five Masters wins, first dating back to 1997 and most recently in 2019.
Woods became only the third consecutive Augusta player in Masters history.
Injuries forced Woods to play a very limited schedule – majors and a few selected events. He shot his two rounds in his ’60s and at the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera in February he finished tied for 45th, but is healthy and ready to return to his National in Augusta. As he could, Bay skipped Hill and the Players his championship.
The question is whether Woods will play the PGA Championship at Oak Hill in May. The US Open will be held in June at his country club in Los Angeles, not far from where Woods grew up, and the British Open will be held at his Royal in Liverpool in July.
Woods said, “Yeah, mobility is not what I want. Yes it’s changed and there’s some hardware in there but it’s still mine. are never the same.
“So I can’t prepare and play as many tournaments as I want, but that’s my future and that’s fine. I’m fine with that.”
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