Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship after 9-over 79

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from a major championship for the first time as a professional golfer.

After battling to make the cut late on Friday, Woods had a short turnaround time to begin round three of the 2022 US PGA Championship at Southern Hills.

Torrential rain made Southern Hills even more difficult than it already was and the 15-time major champion carded his worst ever round at this major,

Woods finished with a 9-over par 79 which included a triple-bogey six at the par-3 sixth hole after finding the water in front of the green with his tee shot.

Tournament officials were notified soon after of Woods’ withdrawal and his manager Mark Steinberg later confirmed that citing “pain and discomfort in the foot. He just thought it was in his best interest not to tee it up tomorrow.’’

Perhaps the writing was on the wall before the round with footage of Woods in his pre-round warm up causing concern.

Although not shown as part of the PGA Championships official video, Woods was seen to stumble awkwardly as his left leg collapsed under him during his warm-up routine.

Woods’ left leg was almost amputated after the infamous, near-fatal car accident in February 2021.

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