Images of Tiger Woods moving with the greatest pain in the world down the 17th fairway in the pouring rain have been seen around the world and many feel he should throw in the towel. After the fall of the 3 pines the day before, it was still terrible images from the cameras of hole 17 of the Augusta course that circulated the most on Saturday evening.
Tiger Woods, situation
They show a Tiger Woods suffering martyrdom to cover the few meters that separate him from his bag after his 2nd shot, and take shelter under the umbrella handed to him by his younger brother Joe LaCava.
The American, who spent his 23rd consecutive cut at the Masters at midday in extremis (Player and Couples record equaled) has nothing left to play for, nor to prove. At +9 total after 43 holes, he is dead last in the ranking of the 54 qualified players.
He has just followed his second bogey of the 3rd round, conceded on 14 by two terrible double-bogey on 15 and 16 with two balls in the water. His crushed leg in the car accident which almost cost him his life in February 2021 made him suffer terribly in the execrable playing conditions on Saturday.
The five-time green jacket winner is a shadow of his former self and his fans are imploring him not to continue this killing game. Eldrick Tont Woods (born December 30, 1975), better known as Tiger Woods, is an American golfer.
Considered among the best golfers of all time, as well as the best of the modern era,] in his more than twenty-year career he won 110 professional tournaments, including 15 majors, making him the most successful player in history ; held the number one position in the OWG world rankings for a total of 683 weeks, 281 of which were consecutive weeks (from June 12, 2005 to October 30, 2010), and is the only golfer to have won all four majors in the modern era within a single year (between 2000 and 2001).
In 2014, he became the first sportsman in the world to surpass one billion dollars in earnings from wins and sponsorships. He was later surpassed by Michael Jordan and his net worth is estimated at $1.8 billion as of 2023, making him the second highest paid sportsman ever.
In 2019, US President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States of America.