Tiger Woods Withdraws From Masters After Foot Injury: Details

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Placing his well being first. Tiger Woods is sitting out the remainder of the 2023 Masters match following an damage.

“I’m upset to should [withdraw] this morning because of reaggravating my plantar fasciitis,” the skilled golfer, 47, wrote by way of Twitter on Sunday, April 9. “Thanks to the followers and to @TheMasters who’ve proven me a lot love and help. Good luck to the gamers in the present day!”

Plantar fasciitis is a tissue irritation that causes ache within the heel of the foot. In line with the Mayo Clinic, plantar fasciitis generally causes stabbing ache when people take their first steps within the morning and might regularly recur if standing for lengthy intervals. Woods, for his half, has not additional detailed his damage.

Tiger Woods Withdraws From Masters Tournament After 'Reaggravating' Plantar Fasciitis Injury

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The match’s official Twitter account additionally confirmed in a press release that Woods has “formally withdrawn” on Sunday after finishing seven holes of his third spherical.

The Masters kicked off on Thursday, April 6, and Friday, April 7, with Woods’ scores towards the underside of the general leaderboard. When the championship resumed on Saturday, April 8, the California native was seen limping on the seventeenth gap. On the time, Woods informed reporters that he was coping with “fixed” ache in his proper leg.

“Hopping on the left leg is okay. If I did it on the opposite one, not so effective,” the professional athlete mentioned, per ESPN.

The PGA Tour champ, who has beforehand received the Masters 5 occasions, made his twenty fifth total look on the Augusta Nationwide inexperienced earlier this month. “I don’t know what number of extra I’ve in me,” Woods confessed to CNN on Wednesday, April 5. “So simply to have the ability to admire the time that I’ve right here and cherish the recollections.”

Woods returned to golf in 2022 after surviving a harrowing automotive crash one 12 months prior, during which he ended up with extreme accidents to his leg.

“I believe my recreation is best than it was final 12 months at this specific time,” Woods informed CNN on Wednesday about his restoration. “I believe my endurance is best, but it surely aches somewhat bit greater than it did final 12 months simply because at that specific time after I got here again, I actually had not pushed it that always. I simply should be cognizant of how a lot I can push it.”

The Masters will conclude afterward Sunday with the winner taking house a powerful $3.24 million prize. Brooks Koepka is at present rating No. 1 on the leaderboard, adopted by Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay and Sam Bennett.