Tiger Woods withdrew from the final round of the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship in Doral, Florida on Sunday after he injured his left leg.
Woods hit his tee shot on the 12th hole of the tournament then grimaced in pain. The injury comes just one day after he told reporters he felt “great.”
In a statement after his injury Woods noted:
“I felt tightness in my left Achilles (tendon) warming up this morning, and it continued to get progressively worse. After hitting my tee shot at 12, I decided it was necessary to withdraw. In the past, I may have tried to continue to play, but this time, I decided to do what I thought was necessary.”
Woods’ injury was likely weighing heavy on his Sunday performance from the start after he failed to birdie on the front nine while racking up two bogyes. Woods changed his shoes before heading to the 10th teen and then drove into the rough before pulled a second shot into a water hazard.
Paring the 11th hole from a greenside bunker he then blasted a long-ball 321-yards into the fairway at No. 12 before asking officials fora golf cart to drive him off the course.
After falling out of the world’s top 50 last year Woods has managed to claw his way back to No. 16.
Last year Woods, 36, took a three-month hiatus to recuperate from knee and Achilles tendon injuries.
Starting in January Tiger Woods finished third at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship before winning the Chevron World Challenge he hosts in December.
Tiger Woods hasn’t managed to pick up a victory at a major tournament since November 2009.
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