Tiger Woods urged to QUIT after Masters WD following career-first!

Tiger Woods was urged to 'bow out gracefully' after he withdrew from the 87th Masters through injury.

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Sun, 9 Apr 2023
Tiger Woods urged to QUIT after Masters WD following career-first!

Tiger Woods was urged by golf fans to retire after he withdrew from the 2023 Masters hours before the resumption of play. 

The 47-year-old was dead last at 9-over par having played seven holes of his third round when he confirmed his withdrawal. 

Augusta National said Woods had made the decision having re-aggravated the injury in his right heel. 

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Unnerving footage before play was suspended on Saturday evening in Georgia showed the five-time Masters champion limping heavily. 

He appeared extremely unsteady on his right foot as he hobbled back over to his caddie Joe LaCava

On social media, Woods said he had aggravated his plantar fasciitis - inflammation in the heel - which caused him to withdraw from the tournament he hosts on the PGA Tour in the Bahamas last December. 

Woods wrote:

"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."

Woods kept alive his incredible streak of making the cut at this 87th Masters, shooting rounds of 74-73. 

It meant that he tied the Masters cut streak record of 23 alongside Fred Couples and Gary Player

Woods seriously began to struggle when the rain began to batter Augusta National. 

He made consecutive double bogeys at No. 15 and 16, dropping all the way to last place before the horn blew to end play. 

Apparently, it was the first time he had ever recorded back-to-back double bogeys in his Masters career.

Per stars guru Justin Ray, Woods has played 1,735 holes without carding consecutive double bogeys. 

Golf fans appeared divided over whether the 15-time major champion should call an end to his illustrious career. 

One wrote: 

"Man I wish Tiger Woods would retire. It's painful to watch him play." 

Another added: 

"It's time to retire. Always drama with injuries when playing poorly. Bow out gracefully." 

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