Tiger Woods tips his hat to the crowd on the 18th green after finishing the final round at the 86th Masters
Tiger Woods plans to play in at least two more golf tournaments before 2022 comes to a close. GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Gregory Shamus


  • Tiger Woods has been relegated to the sidelines anew with plantar fasciitis on his right leg
  • Woods plans to compete in two more tournaments before 2022 comes to a close
  • Woods' injury is on the same leg that was damaged during the February 2021 car crash

Tiger Woods has achieved so much and remains a favorite in any tournament he may participate in.

Sadly, the chances of him rendering a good show at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas has come to a halt following reports that the 46-year-old golfer has been forced to the sidelines due to a new foot injury—plantar fasciitis.

Woods announced his decision to withdraw from the tournament after discussing his health state with doctors and trainers.

The decorated golfer added that he had a difficult time walking as well, forcing him to withdraw from the golf tournament.

"In preparation and practice for this week's Hero World Challenge, I've developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot, which is making it difficult to walk," Woods said in a statement posted on Twitter on Monday, November 28.

According to the official press release of Woods, the injury concerns his right leg.

This was the same one where he suffered substantial trauma tied to the February 2021 car accident.

Dr. Kate Colgan, a New York-based physical therapist who specializes in sports injuries, shared that the after-effects of that injury could be at least partially to blame for the development of this one.

However, Woods is still expected to stick around and focus on performing hosting duties at the event.

Aside from that, the 82-time PGA Tour winner revealed that he intends to still compete in tournaments before the year ends–The Match and the PNC Championship.

The Match is a high-profile celebrity golf tournament where Woods will team up with Rory McIlroy.

Their tandem will take on the duo of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

As for the PNC Championship, Woods will time up with his son, Charlie, on December 15.

Before announcing his withdrawal from the Hero World Challenge, Woods was also forced to pull out of the U.S. Open after his surgically repaired leg was not in a good enough condition to allow him to compete.

Since the crash, the 41-time European Tour winner also tried to log rounds in the PGA Championship and the Open this year.

"My body needs more time to get stronger for major championship golf," Woods tweeted at the time.

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Tiger Woods limited to hosting at Hero World Challenge due to plantar fasciitis.