has pulled out of The Masters with 29 holes left to play, sparking concern that he may have played his final competitive shot at Augusta National.
The 15-time major winner scraped through to the weekend after making the cut by a single shot, but was battered by the conditions at the start of his third round and he dropped to the bottom of the leaderboard at +9. It was the first time Woods has ever had consecutive double bogeys at the Masters.
Cameras caught him heavily limping during the final moments of Saturday before play was suspended due to the weather conditions, and Woods has now confirmed he will not return to the course on Sunday.
‘I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis,’ he revealed. ‘Thank you to the fans and to The Masters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!’ Woods’ absence on the final day of The Masters ended his streak of completing all 72 holes of every tournament he has played at Augusta National as a professional.