Video of Tiger Woods that is ‘painful to watch’ goes viral as Masters fans fear for golf legend’s health
GOLF fans were left fearing for the health of Tiger Woods after footage appeared to show the 47-year-old in visible pain at The Masters.
Woods looked set to miss out on the weekend after he bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes at Augusta National to go three-over par on Friday.
But he just made the cut following a dramatic collapse from Justin Thomas.
Despite the achievement, which saw him equal Gary Player and Fred Couples’ impressive record of making 23 consecutive cuts at The Masters, the intense playing schedule appeared to take its toll on Woods in the early stages of the third round on Saturday.
The 15-time major champion could be seen tentatively limping over to his caddie after making a shot.
Fans took to Twitter to share their concerns for the golf legend, with one person writing: “Tough to watch but also inspirational. Incredible that he’s even playing at all after the extent of his injuries.”
Another added: “Simple…This is a CHAMPION. Almost lost his leg 26 months ago. Guts it out to make the cut (again) in the AM, doing so on one-leg and in awful conditions.
“Then, gets a 90 minute break and is back out there in worse conditions. See what you want, but I see an absolute legend.”
A third commented: “Hey, @TigerWoods, You’ve given us countless incredible moments and memories for three decades. You are the GOAT. We are good if you want to sit this one out tomorrow.”
While talkSPORT presenter Jamie O’Hara wrote: “This is just sad to watch, my absolute hero growing up just needs to accept that it’s time to throw in the towel, hurts watching this.”
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Woods suffered severe injuries to his right leg in a major car accident in February 2021.
After undergoing surgery he feared that he would never walk again, but following a period of intense rehab he returned to the golf course for The Masters last year.
His life-changing injuries now have a huge impact on his performance.
On Saturday, Woods dropped three shots in his first seven holes, leaving him bottom of the leaderboard.
He is now 19 shots off leader Brooks Koepka, who sits at the top with 13-under par through six holes.