Jason Day reveals Tiger Woods was forced to withdraw from a PGA event in 2022 because a SCREW from his car crash surgery pierced his skin – both golfers ripped out of the Masters.
- Woods was in a serious car accident in 2021
- He still has those injuries
- Woods and Day both had masters in limbo
Australian golfer Jason Day revealed the extent of the physical pain that golf champion Tiger Woods is suffering from, as the two players suffered a disappointing performance in the 2023 Masters Tournament.
Woods was hospitalized in February 2021 after a single car wreck that left him with serious injuries to his right lower extremity.
The severity of his condition was unknown until Day shared more details about the dire nature of Woods’ physical condition during the PGA Championship, which led to his withdrawal.
“I was talking to (Woods) at the end of last year,” Day said. Golf.com.
Then he was saying the reason he was quitting the PGA was because the screw that got hacked on Saturday or whatever it was. I don’t know how bad it is this time.
Day was in contention for the top 12 spot before imploding in the final round of the Masters
Woods started well in the Masters but constant pain in the treacherous conditions forced him to withdraw
Woods was battling plantar fasciitis in his right foot, which left him severely limping and forced him to withdraw from the Masters due to an aggravation of the injury.
Despite suffering from plantar fasciitis and other ailments, Woods opened the Masters with a score of over 72. However, he struggled in wet and windy conditions during the second round and had to withdraw due to his injuries.
“He looked like he was working really hard yesterday,” Day said Sunday morning.
Obviously it was difficult to watch him because he had to go back to play all that yesterday morning and then he had to take a break and go back to play again.
It wasn’t ideal conditions for him to at least make it through the round. It’s disappointing, but that’s just kind of, I guess, where we’re at in his body right now. … You can all see how he feels on TV. I don’t know what he feels internally, how bad it is.
Woods and Day Chat at The Challenge: Japan Skins in 2019 prior to the Zozo Championship PGA Tour tournament at Accordia Golf Narashino
Woods himself didn’t comment, but did make a short statement to his fans on social media that read, “I am disappointed to have to WD this morning due to an exacerbation of my plantar fasciitis. Thanks to the fans and @TheMasters who have shown me so much love and support. Good luck today players! ”
Day was in contention for a top 12 finish at the Masters, but suffered a shocking crash on the final day, with four double-bogeys in his last 10 holes.
A final round day collapse saw him finish tied for 39th, a disappointing end to what had been a promising tournament for the rising star.
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The scene of Tiger Woods’ car crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, where the star golfer sustained serious injuries to his legs.
After finishing in the top 20 in all seven of his PGA Tour events in 2023, Day landed in Augusta as one of the outside contenders.
He lived up to that billing by finishing second with a single-under-par ninth late in the second round on Friday before a water double-bogey on the 15th accelerated his slide.
Adam Scott, the 2013 Masters champion, also struggled in the tournament, tying Day at five after weekend rounds of 77 and 74.
Any hopes of a charge were ended on Scott’s final day in the third of the fifteenth when he threw two balls into the water on his way to eight triple-bogey.
For Woods, the exacerbation of plantar fasciitis has cast more doubt on his ability to compete at the sport’s highest level.