Tiger Woods Shocks Golfing World with Unexpected Announcement

Tiger Woods had to withdraw from the 2021 Masters on Sunday due to reaggravating his plantar fasciitis.

The legendary golfer announced the news via Twitter, saying he was sorry to have to withdraw and thanked the fans and the Masters for their support.

Woods had already been dealing with the lingering effects of a car accident he was involved in last year in Los Angeles which almost resulted in his leg being amputated.

Woods had been battling the injury, cold, and rain during the tournament and had made the cut after finishing 3-over par. He was in the middle of the third round when he withdrew.

Woods talked about his mobility before the tournament began, saying that while his leg had been altered, it was still his own and that the ability and endurance it would have going forward would never be the same.

The withdrawal ended Woods’ streak of completing all 72 holes of every tournament he has played at Augusta National as a professional. He had finished all four rounds last year.

The tournament announced Woods’ withdrawal about 90 minutes before play on Sunday. At the time, he had a 9-over par and was 22 shots behind Brooks Koepka.

Woods expressed his love for the golf course and the event before the second round.

“I’ve always loved this golf course, and I love playing this event,” he said. “Obviously I’ve missed a couple with some injuries, but I’ve always wanted to play here. I’ve loved it.”

This is Woods’ second withdrawal in the last three major tournaments. He also withdrew from The Open Championship in 2020.



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