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Tiger Woods withdraws from Masters

Tiger Woods at the 2023 Masters.

Five-time champion Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the Masters due to injury, hours before the resumption of the third round on Sunday.

47-year-old Woods was six over par after seven holes of his third round before heavy rain stopped play on Saturday.

And that left him last of the 54 remaining players on nine over overall.

Woods had earlier battled to go beyond the halfway stage equalling the record set by Gary Player and Fred Couples of 23 consecutive cuts made.

The 15-time major champion said on social media he had reaggravated his plantar fasciitis, which is tissue inflammation that causes pain in the heel.

After Woods started his delayed third round on the 10th tee, he appeared to be troubled by pain in his right leg as he played the 17th hole, moments before the wet weather caused play to be abandoned.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas