Sky Sports Commentator Reveals He 'Shed A Tear' Over Woods' Limping Video

Ewen Murray stated that 'he shed a tear' as Tiger painfully walked around during Saturday's play

Murray holds a microphone whilst Tiger puffs out his cheeks whilst holding a fairway wood
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On Saturday, viewers saw Tiger Woods visibly struggling at Augusta National, with the five-time Green Jacket winner hobbling severely as the wind and cold temperatures took their toll during The Masters.

It was a sad sight to see, Woods being barely able to walk as he spoke to his caddie, Joe LaCava, with Sky Sports commentator and broadcaster, Ewen Murray, revealing that he in fact "shed a tear" at the sight of the 47-year-old's pain.

Responding to a tweet, Murray wrote "this is so so sad", before later commenting: "I’m aware of the work/effort Tiger requires to prepare for play. I’m fortunate to have lived in his era and witnessed his excellence. Tonight, I’m not ashamed to say I shed a tear. An outstanding golfer and sportsman. There is much he can do in the future for many, and he will".

Along with Murray, there were many who reacted, with keen golfer and TV presenter, Dan Walker, tweeting: "Finding it quite sad watching Tiger Woods hobbling around at #TheMasters", with golf coach, Jonathan Yarwood, believing that it wouldn't be a surprise if Woods withdrew from the tournament.

There's no denying that the Saturday of The Masters was brutal for those in the morning/afternoon wave of tee times, with golfers forced to come back to the course on Saturday morning to complete their second rounds after Friday's play was called off early due to the weather and three trees scarily falling on the 17th tee.

Tiger Woods Masters 2023

Tiger warms up on the range prior to his third round

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With the weather a lot more positive for Sunday, players will return to finish their third rounds in the morning with the final round's play likely to get underway on Sunday afternoon. However, for Woods, we won't be seeing the golfing legend as he decided to withdraw before the final day got underway.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x