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Tiger Woods withdraws before completing 3rd round of Masters

Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after holing his bogey putt on the seventeenth inexperienced throughout the second spherical.

Mike Blake | Reuters

Tiger Woods withdrew from the Masters earlier than the resumption of the third spherical Sunday, ending his streak of finishing all 72 holes of each match he has performed at Augusta Nationwide as knowledgeable.

The match mentioned about 90 minutes earlier than play was to start that Woods, who continues to be hobbled by the consequences of a 2021 automotive accident that just about price him his proper leg, had withdrawn with an harm. He had limped by way of apply rounds early within the week and once more throughout the first and second rounds, however it had develop into extra pronounced because the climate worsened.

The five-time champion completed his second spherical in chilly, driving rain on Saturday to make the lower on the quantity at 3 over, extending his Masters streak to 23 straight and tying Fred {Couples} and Gary Participant for the longest in historical past.

The 47-year-old Woods headed again out for the beginning of the third spherical as temperatures struggled to achieve 50 levels, and it wound up being a water-logged slog. Sporting a grey winter hat over a baseball cap, he began on the tenth gap with a bogey, added one other at No. 14, after which had back-to-back double bogeys after discovering the water on Nos. 15 and 16.

It was the primary time Woods has ever had consecutive double bogeys on the Masters.

By the point the horn blew ending play with rain nonetheless pouring and puddles starting to face at Augusta Nationwide, Woods was at 9 over and alone in final place amongst those who made the lower. That was 22 pictures behind chief Brooks Koepka.

The 15-time main champion additionally withdrew earlier than the ultimate spherical of final 12 months’s PGA Championship with what his agent, Mark Steinberg, described as ache and discomfort in his proper foot. That got here hours after he shot 79 at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in equally chilly and windy climate.