Woosnam not sure of Masters return
08 Apr 2011 - 18:30:10
Ian Woosnam is not sure if he has played his last Masters after nearly pulling out with a hip problem and struggling to a 36-hole total of 11 over par.
Winner of the title 20 years ago and now 53, the Welshman resorted to using a shooting stick between shots to stop himself going into spasm.
"I'm absolutely knackered," he said after his second round 77. "My short game's just not good enough really, but I'm glad I played because I wasn't going to on the first day."
He added: "My hips are all seized up again and I'm very sore. I struggled through it, but didn't hole a putt all week.
"I just had to take some sit-downs to take the spasm out of my back. Every now and again the spondylitis gets to me and I just have to get used to it.
"The seat is not a bad thing to have because it does not weigh anything, especially yesterday when it was five-and-a-half hours to get round. I think we were almost five hours today - it's too slow really.
"I could feel it last week in Mississippi, but I could play in a buggy there.
"I don't know if that's going to be my last or not yet. I'll have to see how I'm playing next year - if I'm in this sort of state I most probably won't play."