Tiger Woods is not going to resume his third spherical at Augusta Nationwide Sunday after the five-time Masters champion withdrew from the match due to a foot damage.
Posting on Twitter, Woods mentioned: “I’m upset to need to WD this morning as a result of reaggravating my plantar fasciitis. Thanks to the followers and to @TheMasters who’ve proven me a lot love and help. Good luck to the gamers immediately!”
The golf nice had endured an terrible begin to his third spherical and the sound of the klaxon, which introduced the third day of The Masters to an early finish Saturday, could have been music to his ears.
On a chilly and damp Saturday, with the rain pummeling down, Woods might be seen limping on the seventeenth gap. When organizers deemed that the persistent rain made the course unplayable, Woods was nine-over for the match and six-over for the spherical.
Earlier than play was set to start Sunday, match organizers introduced Woods had withdrawn as a result of damage. Woods later revealed it was plantar fasciitis – a tissue irritation that causes ache within the heel.
Woods suffered extreme leg accidents in a 2021 automotive crash and has over time undergone a number of surgical procedures on his again.
The 15-time main winner has solely performed competitively as soon as this season and within the construct as much as the match instructed reporters that he doesn’t play or follow a lot anymore.
“I don’t play as many tournaments, and I don’t follow as a lot. I’m restricted in what I can do,” he mentioned, in keeping with Reuters.
However he had displayed his typical grit and resilience to proceed Saturday, despite the fact that hopes of successful a sixth inexperienced jacket had lengthy since pale.
Questions will now be requested as as to whether Woods will ever play on the prestigious occasion once more after he had steered final week that this might be his final appearance at Augusta and admitted that he was in “constant” pain in the course of the opening spherical on Thursday.
“I don’t know what number of extra (Masters) I’ve in me,” he mentioned earlier than the match began.
Beginning on the tenth gap, as organizers tried to get as a lot of the play accomplished as doable after the second round was suspended on Friday due to dangerous climate, Woods started his third spherical with a bogey.
Neither the circumstances nor his type improved a lot after that. One other bogey on the 14th and double bogeys on the fifteenth and sixteenth left the 47-year-old backside of the leaderboard with the worst rating of the day.
He had had little time to get pleasure from making the reduce at Augusta for a record-equaling 23rd consecutive time, beginning his third spherical just a few hours after finishing the second spherical.