Tiger Woods’ return to pro golf has been a proven struggle after sustaining severe leg injuries during a car crash last year.
On Saturday night (May 21), Woods withdrew from competitive play at the P.G.A. Championship. The announcement was made on the PGA Tour Twitter after Woods’ struggled during his third round.
The 15-time major winner posted a career-worst score at the event.
Woods, 46, shot a 9-over par 79 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This was just his second major since being away from tournament play for nearly 17 months, following a car crash in February 2021.
He made the tournament cut by just one shot, displaying moments of his greatness on Friday (May 20). However, exhaustion and injuries took control during the windy Saturday and the play of 36 holes.
“Well, I'm sore,” Tiger said to reporters. “I know that is for a fact. We’ll do some work and see how it goes.”
“I just didn’t do anything right,” he continued. “I didn’t hit many good shots. Consequently, I ended up with a pretty high score.”
With his injuries and fatigue clearly lingering, this leaves questions as to whether or not he’ll compete in June’s U.S. Open in Brookline, Massachusetts.