Tiger Woods Withdraws From 2023 Masters

The 15-time Major winner is out of this year's tournament due his plantar fasciitis injury being reaggravated

Tiger walks through the rain whilst grimacing
Woods is out of the 2023 Masters after completing seven holes of his third round in cold, wet conditions on Saturday afternoon
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Tiger Woods has withdrawn from The Masters after "reaggravating" his plantar fasciitis foot injury.

"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!"

The Masters released a statement on Sunday morning simply saying: "Due to injury, Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Masters after completing seven holes of his third round."

A clip of Woods limping badly at Augusta went viral on social media, with the American clearly struggling with his injured right leg and foot in the cold, wet weather players were faced with.

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Woods still had 11 holes of his third round to complete and then another 18 of the final round, meaning he faced the prospect of 29 holes at Augusta on Sunday - all the while he was in last position at nine-over-par.

His third round got off to a nightmare start with two bogeys and then back-to-back double bogeys on the 15th and 16th, having started on the back nine, dropped him to six-over for his first seven holes and +9 for the tournament.

Earlier in the day, the 15-time Major champion equalled the record for most consecutive cuts made at The Masters - with 23 in a row, dating back to 1997. That means he has still never missed a cut at Augusta in his professional career.

He is the third player to withdraw from the 2023 Masters after Kevin Na and Louis Oosthuizen.

It's his second withdrawal at a Major in the last 12 months, after he pulled out of the PGA Championship at Southern Hills last May in similar circumstances. He battled bravely to make the cut but pulled out after a nine-over-par 79 in the third round.

That resulted in him missing June's US Open before returning at the 150th Open at St Andrews in July, where he comfortably missed the cut and emotionally crossed the Swilcan Bridge for potentially the last time in his playing career.

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV