AUGUSTA, Ga. – Tiger Woods stirred up quite a frenzy on social media when talking about an injury to his right hand during the final round of the Masters.
After an errant drive at the ninth hole, Woods struck a hidden tree root while hitting his second shot off the pine straw.
Woods screamed in pain and let the club fly out of his hand. He shook his hand walking toward the green but managed to salvage par on the way to a closing 1-over 73.
Afterward, when asked about the injury on CBS, Woods said “the bone popped out.”
That amateur diagnosis led to plenty of derisive responses on Twitter.
The apparently gruesome injury notwithstanding, Woods said he was proud of the way he played at Augusta National, finishing with a 5-under 283 in his first tournament since he walked off the course at Torrey Pines in early February, his body hurting and his game a mess.
Woods said he’ll take some time off before playing in his next PGA Tour event, with an eye toward getting ready for the U.S. Open in June.