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Tiger Woods withdraws from Masters after keeping his made-cut streak alive

Tyler Lauletta   

Tiger Woods withdraws from Masters after keeping his made-cut streak alive
  • Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2023 Masters.
  • Woods broke the news on Sunday morning when he still had 30 holes left to play in the tournament.

Tiger Woods will not finish his 72 holes at the 2023 Masters.

Woods broke the news over Twitter on Sunday morning, announcing that he had withdrawn from the tournament due to injury.

"I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis," Woods wrote. "Thank you to the fans and to @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!"

After weather delays on Friday, Woods made the cut in dramatic fashion on Saturday, battling the elements to squeeze into the weekend.

But in the third round as the rain continued to pour at Augusta National, things went south for Woods fast.

Woods posted double bogeys at the 15th and 16th holes, his first time with back-to-back doubles or worse at the Masters in his entire playing career.

At some point, Woods stumbled after a shot, and by the time the horn sounded, he was walking quite gingerly.

After multiple surgeries to his leg and back, Woods has been open that walking is often the most difficult aspect of playing a competitive round of golf.

"I can hit a lot of shots, but the difficulty for me is going to be the walking going forward," Woods said in his press conference before the tournament. "It is what it is."

Augusta National is notoriously one of the toughest walks in all of golf given the slopes that cross the course, and Woods was set to play 30 holes on Sunday if he had tried to complete the tournament.

At some point before play resumed on Sunday, Woods determined that his body wasn't up for such a challenge.

While his tournament was cut short, Woods still made a bit of history at the Masters this year. By making the cut on the number, Woods reached 23 consecutive made cuts at Augusta National, joining Fred Couples and Gary Player as the only players to ever accomplish the feat.


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