July 6, 2022

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Tiger Woods hobbles out of interview after 'terrible' Masters spherical as ache takes its toll

Tiger Woods was caught on digital camera limping out of an interview after his third-round 78 at The Masters. The American icon has been taking part in via the ache and struggled on Saturday with a six-over-par spherical which left him effectively off the lead. Woods got here into the occasion admitting he lives with ache “every day” and the results of a lot strolling on the course is clearly taking a toll on his physique.

Woods has achieved remarkably effectively to even be competing at Augusta. That is his first aggressive golf occasion since a severe automobile crash in February 2021 which nearly required him to have his leg amputated. The crash left him with open fractures of the tibia and fibula in his proper leg, which has had metallic rods, plates, pins and screws fitted to it.

The 15-time main champion went around the course brilliantly on Thursday regardless of that and carded a one-under 71 to the delight of {the golfing} world. Nevertheless he might solely handle a two-over-par 74 in his second spherical. He was then six over par on Saturday, which represented the worst Masters spherical of his profession after seven bogeys or worse, to face at seven-over total.

And Woods, a five-time Masters winner, was clearly in ache after taking pictures 54 holes. He could possibly be seen closely hobbling out of shot after an interview with Cara Banks. Throughout the interview, the 46-year-old admitted: “Yesterday beginning out was harder as we speak however as we speak was simply fixed. It was quite a bit cooler, the ball wasn’t travelling as far, we had been getting gusts [of wind].

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“It was robust. Robust throughout. There are just a few good scores on the market. In case you play effectively, you may shoot an excellent rating. However what we’re speaking about on the market as we speak, it appears they’ve put the pins one step harder than regular.

“They’re in the identical spots however only one step harder. A few of our strains and our reads that we have now in our books had been just a bit bit off, a bit of bit harder.

“I’m not the place I wish to be. I must shoot a low one tomorrow. I would like to shoot one thing within the 60s and are available out right here on a constructive word.

“Right now wasn’t an excellent day. I did not actually hit the ball that unhealthy however my placing was terrible. The 4 three-putts and a four-putt, that was simply terrible. I do not assume I’ve had many days, if any days, like that on the greens.”

He added of chief and world No 1 Scottie Scheffler: “He is doing what he must do. He is benefiting from his size and his energy. He is been on a roll proper now for the previous few months.

“He is simply continued it. It is form of like what Fred [Couples] did in ’92 proper. He was on a run via the West Coast via Florida and into the Masters and he gained Bay Hill by 9 that 12 months after which the Masters. It is form of the same factor.

“You get on these sizzling streaks for a few months and also you hope a significant falls someplace in there so you may make the most of it. He is benefiting from it this week and doing what he must do.”

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Woods had admitted earlier than the Masters of placing up with the ache of his accidents: “It is as much as me to endure the ache. However I felt like I might nonetheless do that. I do not know what number of extra years I can do that.”