AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods, five-time Masters champion, officially withdrew from the Masters on Sunday due to injury.
The Masters on Twitter confirmed that Woods withdrew from the tournament after he finished seven holes during his third round.
Due to injury, @TigerWoods has officially withdrawn from the Masters Tournament after completing seven holes of his third round. #themasters— The Masters (@TheMasters) April 9, 2023
The announcement came just 90 minutes before play was set to begin, according to The Associated Press. Woods was in a car accident in 2021 that seriously injured his right leg. He reportedly had been limping through practice rounds at the beginning of the week and seemed to be during the first and second rounds.
“I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis,” Woods said on Twitter. “Thank you to the fans and to the Masters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today.”
I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis. Thank you to the fans and to @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 9, 2023
This year, Woods made the cut at the Masters for the 23rd consecutive year, tying Fred Couples and Gary Player for the all-time record, according to CBS News. Weather in the 87th Masters has been a big factor, causing the tournament to be called off Saturday at 3:15 p.m. EDT in the middle of the third round. On Friday, a tree fell at Augusta National’s 17th hole.
Woods did finish his second round in the rain Saturday, the AP reported.
The rescheduled round began at 8:30 a.m. EDT, according to CBS News.
The final round of the Masters is expected to start Sunday at 12:30 p.m. EDT, the Masters said in a statement obtained by CNN.