Tiger Woods won’t play the PGA Championship at Baltusrol

Tiger Woods has officially withdrawn from next week’s PGA Championship at Baltusrol, and his agent says he won’t play for the remainder of the 2016 season.

 

The Scan

  • This is the first time in his career that Tiger will miss all four majors in a season.
  • It will mark the first time since 1991 that Tiger has not competed in at least one PGA Tour event.
  • Reports have Woods making a return next February at the Hyundai Open (formerly Northern Trust Open) at Riviera Country Club, as it is an event his foundation will help host.
  • Woods has not played since the Wyndham Championship last August, where he finished T10.
  • Tiger last won at the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational.
  • The last major for Woods was the 2008 U.S. Open.
  • Harold Varner III will replace Tiger in the field, a player Tiger was especially happy for when he qualified for the Open at the Quicken Loans National, another event his foundation runs.

The Quote

“Continuing to make progress, but simply not ready for PGA. Will not play in the ’15/’16 season and will continue to rehab and work hard to then assess when he starts play for the ’16/’17 season.”
Mark Steinberg, Woods’ agent

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The Debate

https://youtu.be/H10aJHqiIsQ

Brian Thibodeau

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