AceShowbiz - Tiger Woods hates to let down his fans. Announcing that he has withdrawn from the 2023 Masters Tournament due to his foot injury, the professional golfer said he's "disappointed" that he had to do so.
"I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis," the 47-year-old wrote on Twitter on Sunday, April 9. "Thank you to the fans and to @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!"
Masters Tournament also shared the news on its own Twitter page. "Due to injury, @TigerWoods has officially withdrawn from the Masters Tournament after completing seven holes of his third round. #themasters," the statement read.
This marks the second time Woods pulled out of a major championship because of an injury in the past year. In May 2022, he exited the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Earlier this month, Woods admitted that things have changed after a car crash injured his leg in February 2021. Claiming that he deals with "constant" right leg pain, he told reporters that his leg remained "sore" after the first round.
"Hopping on the left leg is fine," the father of two further elaborated, per ESPN. "If I did it on the other one, not so fine."
Woods was involved in a single-car accident more than two years ago. It took place just one day after he filmed a premiere episode of "A Round with Tiger: Celebrity Lessons" along with Jada Pinkett Smith.
The accident left him with significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity. He has since undergone several surgeries on his legs and ankles.