Tiger Woods grimaces on the fourth tee during the first round of the Masters.- Photo by Matt Slocum/AP

Tiger Woods’ social media account announced on Wednesday that the golfer, who has won 15 major championships, had undergone treatment for post-traumatic arthritis. This condition led to his withdrawal from The Masters tournament before the third round resumed at Augusta National.

Tiger Woods had a surgical procedure on his ankle after his withdrawal from The Masters tournament recently.

The athlete who has won 15 major championships decided not to participate in this year’s competition at Augusta National because his plantar fasciitis had worsened, and he withdrew before the third round resumed.

The latest on Woods’ social media feed this Wednesday revealed that he recently underwent a surgical procedure to tackle the pesky arthritis that has been plaguing his ankles for some time now.

“Earlier today, Tiger Woods underwent a subtalar fusion procedure to address post-traumatic arthritis from his previous talus fracture.

“It was performed by Dr Martin O’Malley at HSS Sports Medicine Institute in New York City. He has determined the surgery to be successful.

“Tiger is currently recovering and looks forward to beginning his rehabilitation,” read the statement.

Although the weather was unpleasantly cold and wet, Woods was able to finish the second round of The Masters with a score of 74 on Saturday morning, which was only his second appearance in a tournament this year. This achievement ensured that he had made the cut for the 23rd time in a row, which equals a record.

Despite bogeying his last two holes, he managed to sneak through with a score of three over. On the other hand, Woods had a terrible start to his third round and fell even further behind.

He seemed to be in pain as he recorded two bogeys and two double-bogeys in the first seven holes, putting him at the bottom of the leaderboard and trailing by three shots at nine over for the tournament.

Afterwards, he chose to not continue playing, which would have prolonged his Sunday. Due to the injuries, he sustained in a car accident in February 2021 that put his career in jeopardy, he has only finished 72 holes twice.

Last year in November, Woods had to pull out of the Hero World Challenge because of plantar fasciitis. Nevertheless, he managed to take part in the PNC Championship and was also included in the Genesis Invitational in February of this year.

Retired professional golfer and television commentator Sir Nick Faldo, imparted some sage advice to Tiger, urging him to embrace a more pragmatic outlook when it comes to his injury woes.

Following Tiger’s withdrawal from the Masters, Sir Faldo took to Twitter to express his thoughts: “The amount of rehab each and every day is brutal. Feels even worse if you’re not shooting a decent score! How long can he keep putting himself through that?” Tiger is slated to participate in the highly anticipated PGA Championship, a tournament where he has emerged victorious four times in the past. Nevertheless, there’s a cloud of uncertainty looming over his participation at the Oak Hill Country Club, where the event is scheduled to take place from May 18-21, owing to his physical condition.

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