Sound familiar? — Tiger Woods scooped in his website with the above tweet to his 1.8 million followers on Monday evening. The 14-time major champ withdrew due to injury after hitting the tee shot on No. 12 on Sunday the WGC-Cadillac Championship.
Tiger announced he suffered a mild strain of his left Achilles, which is the one of the same injuries he endured last year during the third round of the Masters under the Eisenhower tree left of the fairway on No. 17. As he mentioned, good news is it doesn’t sound serious and he can even resume hitting balls later in the week. What’s more, he may not even miss Arnold Palmer’s tournament at Bay Hill next week!
So, we’ll see Tiger at the Masters then (and not before)? Perfect.
I’m betting he’ll “try” to play Bay Hill, but I doubt we’ll see him there. From his own good, he should err on the side of caution, anyway (which I think he will). As he mentioned in his statement on Sunday afternoon, he felt it necessary to withdraw, which is something he hadn’t done in the past and resulted in greater damage by continuing to play through it.
Pretty sure nothing short of a broken leg wouldn’t keep Tiger away from Augusta. Wait, even that might not stop him! I mean, that was almost the case at the 2008 U.S. Open, which he ended up winning in an 18-hole playoff against Rocco Mediate. But that was nearly four years ago and we’re talking about an older, different Tiger now.