He is considered one of the greatest golfers to ever play the game but in recent years his form has dramatically slipped. However, Tiger Woods was just beginning to get back to his best when he had to withdraw on the final day of the World Golf Championships event at Doral. There were concerns that the injury would rule him out of next month’s Masters event but Tiger insists that the injury is not that bad.
Woods took to his official Twitter
account to reveal to his followers that his injury was not as bad as first thought. He wrote, "Got good news from doc tonight. Only mild strain of left Achilles. Can resume hitting balls late in week and hopeful for next week."
Tiger admitted that he felt that something was not right on the 12th tee and, rather than trying to continue, he decided that it was for the best if he quit. Woods claims that, in the past, he probably would have tried to play on but he has become a bit more sensible since those days.
He added, "I felt tightness in my left Achilles 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."
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