Tiger Woods reveals a bone in his wrist popped out and he put it back in himself on the ninth hole in the final round of the 2015 US Masters.
Woods screamed in pain and shook his hand after catching a tree root with his club during his second shot off some pine straw.
But Twitter followers thought otherwise, mocking Woods’ claims about his diagnoses and calling him a “dramatic chump”.
The 14-time world champion golfer went on to par the hole, but bogeyed the 10th after another drive deep into the trees.
“A bone kind of popped out, and a joint kind of went out of place. But I put it back in,” Woods said after the game.
“I didn’t know there was a tree root there. I drove my hand or drove the club straight into it. It didn’t move but my body kept moving.”
“I told the guys in there that there was a little joint that popped out and I was able to somehow put it back in, which didn’t feel very good.
“But at least it’s back in and I could move my hand again.”
The comment sent Twitter into a frenzy, as viewers insisted Woods’ gruesome self-diagnosis was implausible.
“TIGER WOODS must have misspoken. No way to finish round if a “bone popped out in wrist and put back in”. Great golfer but not a doctor,” former NFL team doctor David Chao wrote.
Woods improved on the back nine but struggled off the tee all day, hitting just two of 14 fairways, the worst of the 55-man field.
The finish was the former world number one’s best in a tournament since 2013, finishing the round placed 17th and five under par.
Woods had taken a two-month break to work on his game after struggling coming back from last year’s back surgery, a swing change and some embarrassing moments with his short game.
TIGER WOODS must have misspoken. No way to finish round if a “bone popped out in wrist and put back in”. Great golfer but not a doctor.
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) April 12, 2015
“A bone popped out.” – Tiger Woods What a dramatic chump. — Quinn Nelson (@SnazzyQ) April 12, 2015
Tiger saying “a bone popped out and I put it back in” about his wrist is so preposterous I have to respect it. Gonna start using that.
— Russ Stein (@Only1Russ_Stein) April 12, 2015
– with AAP