Tiger Woods pulls out of Masters tournament due to injury

(CNN) Tiger Woods The five-time Masters champion will not resume his third round at Augusta National on Sunday after withdrawing from the tournament with a leg injury.

Posting Twitter, Woods said: “I’m disappointed to have to watch WD this morning due to a relapse of my plantar fasciitis. Thanks to the fans and @TheMasters for showing me so much love and support. Good luck to today’s players!”

The golf great endured a poor start to his third round and the sound of the klaxon. Day three of The Masters By the end of Saturday, it could be music to his ears.

On a cold and wet Saturday, with rain falling, Woods could be seen limping over the 17th hole. Woods was nine over for the match and six over for the round when organizers deemed the match unplayable due to persistent rain.

Before suffering serious leg injuries in a 2021 car accident, Woods underwent multiple back surgeries. But even though his hopes of winning a sixth green jacket may have faded long ago, he displayed his usual grit and resilience on Saturday.

After Woods suggested last week it could be his final appearance at Augusta, questions will now be asked about whether he will play again at the prestigious event.

Bottom of the leaderboard

Starting on the 10th hole, the organizers tried to end the play as much as possible Second round suspended Due to bad weather on Friday, Woods started his third round with a bogey.

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

He had little time to enjoy making the cut at Augusta tied the record for the 23rd time in a row, He starts his third round a few hours after completing the second round.

The third round is expected to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, with the final round expected to begin at 12:30 p.m. ET, the Masters said in a statement.

Tournament leader Brooks Koepka was one of 11 golfers to shoot under par before the end of play, extending his lead to four shots over second-placed Jon Rahm, a four-time major winner.

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