Tiger Woods stunned the golf world on Saturday when he decided to withdraw from the final round of the PGA Championship in Oklahoma.
Woods’ announcement came just hours after the legendary golfer finished the third round nine over par 79, the PGA Championship’s worst score of his career. The sudden withdrawal marked the first time Woods has withdrawn from a major in his professional career.
The 46-year-old looked visibly uncomfortable throughout his final test in Tulsa as he struggled to find his rhythm in the freezing temperatures. A startling video taken before the third round has gone viral on social media, and it appeared to show the surgically repaired right knee buckle during warm-up and practice.
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The chilling clip provided a snapshot of the kind of pain Woods has endured since his shocking return to the Masters in April. The event was Woods’ first in nearly 17 months after suffering serious injuries to his right leg, ankle and foot in a car crash in February 2021.
It’s unclear at this time when Woods will make his next appearance, as his agent Mark Steinberg revealed in a brief phone interview with Sports Illustrated he struggles with “pain and discomfort” in his right foot. “He just thought it was in his best interest not to play tomorrow,” Steinberg said. IF Bob Harrig.
The next possible opportunity for Woods to play would likely be at the US Open in Massachusetts. The tournament is scheduled to start in 26 days on June 16.
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