The MIRROR: LONDON, England – Tiger Woods has pulled out of the Masters through injury.

Woods, who was making just his second start of the year at Augusta, made the cut but has been forced to withdraw from the event after picking up a back problem on Saturday. Fans appeared to spot the 47-year-old limping as he made his way around the course, with noticeable fears over his health.

However, the 15-time major winner has decided to drop out of the competition, having completed just seven holes of the third round. Woods seemed destined to miss out on the weekend but managed to scrape his way through after a late collapse from Justin Thomas.

A statement from The Masters said: “Due to injury, Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from the Masters Tournament after completing seven holes of his third round.”

After dropping out, Woods tweeted: “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 was back at Augusta National for his second PGA event of 2023, having plied a part-time career after suffering life-changing injuries in a car accident two years ago. He kicked off his tournament with Norwegian star Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele on Thursday, but things did not get off to an ideal start.

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