Woosnam: That's my last go at the Masters


Twenty-five years on from claiming his only major title at the Masters, Ian Woosnam confirmed he has played at Augusta for the last time.

Veteran Welshman Woosnam, 58, signed for an 81 on Friday to finish at 19 over, before revealing back trouble will prevent him from competing again in the year's first major.

"That's my last go. I am not fit enough to play with my bad back. I have ankylosing spondylitis and I can't play with all the slopes here," he said.

"Every time I play this course it just seizes on me, and I can't swing the club properly. I am in pain all the way round so it's time to say bye-bye really.

"I am always taking pain killers just to play golf but it's just too tough here for me. I said in the past that if I started shooting in the 80s I would call it a day. I am in just in pain all the way round and you can't expect to play well.

"It's time for me to sit back and watch. I'll still keep coming to the tournament obviously.

"It's a shame to finish off playing like that but you can only do your best. Never mind, I've still got a Green Jacket."

Woosnam finished a shot clear of Jose Maria Olazabal when claiming Masters glory in 1991.