Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the PGA Championship on account of harm after the third spherical at Southern Hills.
The 46-year-old, who remains to be recovering from a near-fatal automobile crash in February 2021, shot his highest-ever spherical on the occasion on Saturday by carding a 79.
An inspiring Woods battled to make the lower by one shot on Friday, regardless of clear indicators of ache, however struggled desperately within the third spherical as temperatures dropped.
It mirrored his show on the Masters in April, when the 15-time Main winner confirmed glimpses of promise on the opening two days, earlier than taking pictures his worst-ever spherical at Augusta with a 78 on day three.
Woods received the PGA Championship at Southern Hills in 2007, however pulls out this yr in joint-last place – on 12-over par and 21 photographs from Mito Pereira’s lead forward of the ultimate spherical.
An announcement from PGA of America President Jim Richerson learn: “Tiger Woods has knowledgeable us that he’s withdrawing from the 2022 PGA Championship.
“We admire Tiger’s valiant effort to compete right here at Southern Hills and need him one of the best as he continues to get well from his accidents.”
At occasions all through the event, Woods seemed in extreme discomfort, and a few anticipated him to withdraw after a troublesome end to his opening spherical 74 on Thursday.
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However, he raised hopes of a potential surge up the leaderboard with a gutsy round of 69 on Friday, making a cut that Masters champion and world number one Scottie Scheffler missed.
Fifteen months ago, there were fears Woods would have his right leg amputated after a car accident that resulted in open fractures to both the tibia and fibula, along with serious foot and ankle injuries.
His decision to skip proceedings on Sunday casts doubt on his participation at the US Open in four weeks’ time.
Woods has already committed to playing the 150th Open at St Andrews, the Home of Golf, in July – and his focus will now surely turn to Scotland.
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