Tiger Woods, who limped to a nine-over par 79 in Saturday’s third round of the PGA Championship, has withdrawn from the event.
The 15-time Major winner hesitated to commit to playing Sunday’s final round at Southern Hills after the third-worst Major round of his career, saying his surgically repaired right leg was sore after walking the course.
Woods suffered severe leg injuries in a February 2021 car crash but made an incredible return last month at The Masters and shared 47th, walking all 72 holes at hilly Augusta National.
The 46-year-old American shot 69 on Friday to make the cut after an opening 74 at the PGA.
But the former world No 1 was clearly struggling on Saturday, limping through the third round on his right leg.
Asked later if he expected to play on Sunday, Woods was non-committal, telling reporters: “Well, I’m sore … we’ll do some work and see how it goes.”
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