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Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship on Saturday after posting the worst result of his career at the event.
He shot nine over 79 in the third round.
It was the first time Woods had withdrawn from a major golf tournament in his professional career.
“Tiger Woods has informed us that he is withdrawing from the 2022 PGA Championship,” US PGA President Jim Richerson said. He said in a statement. “We admire Tiger’s valiant efforts to compete here at Southern Hills and wish him all the best as he continues to recover from his injuries.”
Woods struggled after sustaining a leg injury in a car crash last year. The PGA Championship was his second major golf event since the accident.
Woods pulled off a sub-par one-stroke on the first 36 holes of the second round of the championship on Friday. After Saturday’s run, he was 12th in the championship and tied for last place.
The tournament, held at the Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, follows a poor showing in the Masters by the once-dominant golfer, who Shot the worst career before finishing 47th in Tournament in Georgia last month.
Since returning to the professional golf course, Woods, 46, has been grateful for ever playing.
Woods did not say if he would play in the US Open in June, but said he plans to compete in the British Open in July.
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