14 Apr 2015

Woods mocked over 'popping bone back in' at US Masters

11:59 am on 14 April 2015

The former world golf number one Tiger Woods has been mocked on social media, labelled a "dramatic chump" for claiming he re-inserted a bone in his wrist that "popped out" while playing the Masters.

Woods screamed in pain and shook his hand after catching a tree root with his club during a final round shot.

"A bone kind of popped out, and a joint kind of went out of place. But I put it back in," the 14-time major champion explained afterwards.

The comment sent Twitter into a frenzy, as viewers insisted Woods' gruesome self-diagnosis was implausible.

Tiger Woods in action during the final round of the US Masters.

Tiger Woods in action during the final round of the US Masters. Photo: Photosport

"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.

"TigerWoods I didn't know you were an orthopedic surgeon. I call BS on that. You did not reduce a dislocation today. Wtf?" another user added.

Despite the injury, Woods said he was proud of his performance at Augusta National, finishing with a five-under-par 283 (equal 17th) following a two-month layoff.

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