Woods was on 12 over for the match at Southern Hills, the venue for the thirteenth of his 15 main titles, following a nine-over 79 on Saturday; 15-time main champion has solely accomplished seven rounds of main golf since final February's automobile crash
By Ali Stafford
Final Up to date: 22/05/22 1:40am
Tiger Woods is not going to end the PGA Championship after withdrawing forward of his closing spherical at Southern Hills because of damage.
The 15-time main champion, making simply his second look since struggling career-threatening leg accidents in final February's automobile crash, was joint-bottom of the leaderboard after following a battling second-round show by posting the worst spherical of his PGA Championship profession.
Woods made the reduce with a shot to spare and was 12 photographs behind midway chief Will Zalatoris, solely to finish any slim hopes of a weekend cost by carding a nine-over 79 in chilly and windy situations on Saturday.
The previous world No 1, who gained the PGA Championship the final time it was held on the venue in 2007, discovered the water twice in his opening six holes after which made 5 bogeys in succession in a serious for the primary time in his skilled profession.
Woods needed to play the final 4 holes in a single beneath simply to make sure he broke 80, along with his whole two strokes worse than his rating in the course of the 2011 PGA Championship, though the 46-year-old did keep away from matching his main report of 81 from the 2002 Open Championship.
The world No 818 solely spoke to a delegated pool reporter versus the open media after his third spherical, the place he refused to substantiate whether or not he would return on Sunday.
“Effectively, I am sore. I do know that's for a reality. We'll do some work and see the way it goes,” Woods stated, with the PGA of America then confirming after the conclusion of the third spherical that he had withdrawn.
In a press release, PGA of America president Jim Richerson stated: “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 want him the perfect as he continues to recuperate from his accidents.”
Woods' withdrawal means solely 78 gamers will contest the ultimate spherical, the place Mito Pereira will start with a three-shot lead over Will Zalatoris and England's Matt Fitzpatrick.
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