(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Before the start of play on Sunday, tournament organizers announced that Woods had withdrawn due to injury. Woods later revealed it was plantar fasciitis — a tissue inflammation that causes heel pain.
Woods suffered a serious leg injury in a 2021 car accident and has had multiple back surgeries over the years.
The 15-time major winner has only played once competitively this season and told reporters he was no longer playing or practicing in the build-up to the tournament.
“I don’t play many matches and I don’t train. I’m limited in what I can do,” Reuters reported.
But despite his hopes of winning a sixth green jacket fading long ago, he showed his usual grit and resilience to continue on Saturday.
Questions will now be asked about whether Woods will play again in the prestigious event. Last week he suggested he might do so. His final appearance at Augusta And he admitted to being inside “Constant” pain during the opening round on Thursday.
“I don’t know how many more (Masters) I have left,” he said before the tournament began.
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.