Tiger Woods got emotional on the golf course Friday morning, crying on the 18th fairway just before formally missing the cut at The Open.
Woods, who made it a goal to return to St. Andrews this year for the British Open after badly injuring his leg in a Feb. 2021 car crash, struggled throughout the first two days of the tournament, and did not qualify for weekend play.
While wrapping up play on Friday, Woods received a massive ovation from the crowd in the stands, unable to hide his emotions. Cameras captured Woods wiping away tears for several moments as he walked toward his ball near the green.
After regaining his composure, Tiger went on to make a par, finishing the event with a score of +9.
“I don’t know if I’ll be physically able to play another British Open here at St. Andrews,” said the 46-year-old, who’s previously won two Opens at the famous course. “I certainly feel like I’ll be able to play more British Opens. But, I don’t know if I’ll be around when it comes back around here.”
“So, the warmth and the ovation at 18, it got to me.”
Grab a tissue and watch the emotional moment below.
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