Tiger Woods will not finish out the Masters this weekend as he’s announced his plan to withdraw from the tournament. The PGA star notes an injury as his reason for leaving the field.
Woods posted the news to his Twitter account Sunday morning, which has caused many around the golf world to react.
It was no surprise to see Tiger remove himself from competition ahead of the Masters’ final day of action. Videos of him limping across the course had begun to circulate social media Saturday afternoon as he attempted to gut it out through awful conditions in Augusta.
Tiger Woods. Painful to watch. 😬 pic.twitter.com/kMV9WxViQo
— McNeil (@Reflog_18) April 8, 2023
This was Woods’ 25th career appearance in the Masters event as he looked to try on a record-tying sixth Green Jacket. Unfortunately, he fell well short of those ambitions.
While he made the cut for a 23rd straight time, he sat at +9 and in last place in the field when weather forced a stoppage of play on Saturday. Clearly in pain and sitting nowhere near the leaderboard, Tiger Woods opted to throw in the towel.
Woods tweeted out the following statement on his withdrawal.
I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis. Thank you to the fans and to The Masters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!
While there is one bettor who’s happy to hear the announcement, most around the golf world were saddened.
Fans online were quick to comment.
One person wrote, “He couldn’t walk yesterday. It was as painful to watch as just about anything I’ve seen in golf. Hate it for him, but it had to happen.”
Another said, “I don’t blame him. He looked like he was in a ton of pain yesterday.”
This fan posted, “Sad but not surprising.”
Not the finish that Tiger or his fans were hoping for at Augusta. Here’s to a quick recovery and return to the course.