Tiger Woods hit a tee shot into the pine needles on the ninth hole Sunday and hurt his wrist.
Tiger Woods hasn’t put up the numbers he did on the first nine on Saturday after he shot a 32, and he finished the first nine Sunday with a 1-over par 37.
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It was a scary moment for Tiger after he birdied the eighth hole and looked to keep his momentum going on the ninth. After his drive under the trees into the pine needles, Tiger had a clean look but also a tough lie for his approach.
He took a hard swing down on the ball in order to lift it and he hit a chunk of wood from a tree root with his club and that caused him to drop the club and wince in pain holding his right wrist.
The shot wasn’t bad, going just off the green and Woods was able to go up and down for a par to remain at 1-over for the nine and finish with a 37. But, the injury still remained as he continued to shake his wrist trying to rid himself of the pain. It looked as though the pain from his wrist shot all the way up his arm to his shoulder, creating worries for a possible withdrawal.
The struggle continued for Tiger when he shanked a 3-wood on the tee box of the par 4 tenth hole back into the trees as he winced in pain and shook his wrist. Tiger tried to punch out of the trees, but still remained in the pine needles for his third shot. He found the green but missed his par putt and had his third bogey on the day, sending him back to 4-under for the tournament.
After defying all odds and critics by making the cut and then having a great 4-under day in the third round Saturday, withdrawing at this point would be completely demoralizing for Woods, who has dealt with knee and back pains that have caused him to withdrawal a lot in recent years including in the Farmers Insurance Open back in February.
This is Tiger’s first tournament since then, and he hasn’t shown any signs of pain until he hurt his wrist after an unfortunate lie on the ninth. Hopefully Tiger can rid himself of this pain and finish his round strong and try to get back in the top 10 for the tournament.
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