Tiger hits root, hurts wrist, says bone ‘popped out’ but ‘I put it back in’
Tiger Woods never posed a serious threat to win his 15th major this weekend, but let’s consider his progess.
He actually was able to finish a tournament without incurring a serious injury for once, and he ended up among the top 20, no less.
So you can’t really call his outing an embarrassment, either … although perhaps we should reserve full judgment until after his statement about this shot is fully evaluated:
Ouch, Tiger https://t.co/itUwGM40DN
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 12, 2015
That painful-looking moment happened when Woods struck a root on the ninth hole Sunday. It didn’t impair his ability to complete the tournament, but after his round, he gave a curious interview about the episode to Bill Macatee, saying "a bone kinda popped out, joint kinda went out of place, but I put it back in."
No, really, he said that. And yes, Macatee responded with similar incredulity. Watch it here:
We’ll see whether Woods suffers any long-term after-effects from that swing, but if the guy really did pop one of his bones back in place and then finish the Masters at 5 under?