Tiger Woods receives amazing ovation from Masters crowd despite struggles at Augusta

Tiger Woods receives amazing ovation from Masters crowd despite struggles at Augusta

WATCH NOW: Tiger Woods speaks out before Masters bid

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 14/04/2024

- 18:41

Updated: 14/04/2024

- 18:56

The American struggled to find his mojo this year

Tiger Woods received an amazing ovation from the crowd at Augusta after shooting his final shot at the tournament.

The 48-year-old has battled injury issues in recent years and that has been evident throughout the past four days.

Woods finished with a par, with the American finishing on a 16 over total as he struggled to reach the levels of old.

After his final shot, Woods received rapturous applause from the Augusta patrons as he made his way to the clubhouse.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods received an amazing ovation at the Masters despite struggling at Augusta


And many fans on social media also praised Woods for playing at the Masters, something that looked unfeasible just a few months ago.

"The Best to ever do it!!" said one X user, who also accompanied their message with a goat emoji.

"Tiger is golf & when he leaves - nothing will ever come close to these crowds for any golfer," remarked a second.

A third said: "Good to see Tiger play 72 holes on this major without withdrawal. Despite his setback on the last two rounds."

A fourth paid tribute to Woods by saying: "Tigers week wasn’t the best, we’ve set high expectations from our hero’s, not quite as high as his own. The fact that he completed four rounds, good stepping stone."

And a fifth said: "He did absolutely brilliantly to make the cut in the fashion he did on Friday and was one point sitting inside the top 20.

"I really hope he can figure out how to be competitive with all his limitations soon for the sake of himself and the sake of the fans."

It was, however, a difficult day for Woods.

The American ended up finishing bottom of the leaderboard at Augusta, having done well to make the cut for a record 24th time.

Woods shot 77 on Sunday to finish 16-over for the tournament, with a disappointing 40 on the front nine setting him back.

His struggles came after he'd shot 82 on Saturday, which was his worst ever round at a major.

Woods started the day by stepping out with his son, Charlie.

Charlie appeared to be trying to give his father some tips prior to the start of play but, though Woods started well enough, his form soon faded.

He played the first two holes in 1 under but a bogey on No 3, followed by a triple-bogey 7, then dented his hopes of climbing up the leaderboard.

Woods also added bogeys on the 6th and 15th. He did end strongly, making par on eight of his last nine holes.


Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods was applauded by the Augusta crowd despite struggling at the Masters


Former golfer Butch Harmon discussed Woods' performance on Sky Sports.

And he's hopeful Woods will keep playing, despite the setbacks he's endured.

"When he shows up, Tiger actually feels like he can compete," he said.

"This guy doesn't dial it in. He doesn't quit. He kept trying all the way round.

"I'll tell you this, the round of golf he played on Friday, in that wind, he put on a clinic on how to play this golf course in those conditions.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods toiled at the Masters but fans are hopeful the golf icon will keep on playing


"Unfortunately I think that long day just did him in - he was just knackered, his body gave out on him.

"He says he's going to try and play the PGA at Valhalla. Let's see if that happens.

"I would love to see him, even if just for one round, to shoot something in the 60s to give us something to cheer."

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