Tiger Woods announced Sunday morning that he would be withdrawing from the Masters due to injury, but his supporters are rooting for him.
Tiger Woods, who was seen significantly hobbling during play on Saturday, said on Twitter that he had reaggravated his plantar fasciitis and was forced to withdraw from the legendary tournament with 29 rounds remaining.
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Following his declaration, his admirers were quick to show their support.
‘We are still riding with you, Tiger. ‘See you next year,’ one person remarked.
‘Thank you once more, Tiger. It’s always a blessing to see you tee it up and make history. ‘Relax [goat],’ said another.
‘Gonna miss seeing the Sunday red,’ another fan commented on his famous Sunday attire at the Masters. ‘Hang in there and get well soon!’
The 15-time major champion made the weekend by a single stroke but was pummeled by the conditions at the start of his third round, dropping to the bottom of the standings at +9.
Cameras recorded him significantly limping in the last moments of Saturday’s game before it was called off due to inclement weather.
Given his injury, Tiger Woods performed well to make the cut for the 23rd time in a row, and his efforts were not forgotten by fans.
‘You showed a lot of guts, grit and determination out there not to stop yesterday,’ one said. You will forever be the greatest Champion.’
‘Still proud of u for making the cut. U will always b a winner,’ another added.
‘We love you brother,’ a different fan said.
The Masters’ organizers originally confirmed Woods’ withdrawal from the tournament on Sunday morning.
‘Due to injury, Tiger Woods has withdrawn from The Master’s Tournament after completing seven holes of his third round,’ it said.
Woods wished his fellow rivals luck on Twitter as he confirmed the news.
‘I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to reaggravating my plantar fasciitis,’ he said.
‘Thank you to the fans and to @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck to the players today!’ he said.