Woods to miss PGA Cham­pi­onship due to in­jury

The Myanmar Times - - Sport -

AIL­ING Tiger Woods pulled out of the PGA Cham­pi­onship on July 19, mean­ing he will have missed out on all four ma­jors this year be­cause of in­jury.

The for­mer world num­ber one has been side­lined since last Au­gust be­cause of back trou­ble that re­quired surgery and he has since tum­bled down to 628 in the world rank­ings.

“We have been in con­tact with Tiger’s agent, Mark Stein­berg, and he in­formed us to­day that our four-time PGA Cham­pion will be un­able to join us at Bal­tus­rol Golf Club next week for the 98th PGA Cham­pi­onship,” PGA of Amer­ica said in a state­ment.

The 14-time ma­jor cham­pion Woods, who last won a ma­jor at the 2008 US Open, was among 112 play­ers orig­i­nally listed for the year’s fi­nal ma­jor tour­na­ment on July 28-31 in Spring­field, New Jer­sey.

But his par­tic­i­pa­tion had been in grave doubt af­ter he said last month that he might not re­turn to com­pet­i­tive golf this year.

Woods, 40, has won 79 US PGA events, three shy of Sam Snead’s all­time record, and his ma­jor to­tal is four shy of the all-time record 18 won by Jack Nick­laus.

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