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Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship

Tiger Woods waves after his third round on the 18th hole at the PGA Championship golf...
Tiger Woods waves after his third round on the 18th hole at the PGA Championship golf tournament at Southern Hills Country Club, Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)(AP)
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 8:16 PM EDT
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Tiger Woods is out of the PGA Championship after a painful third round at Southern Hills.

He posted a 79 for his highest score ever in the PGA. It also was his third-highest score in a major.

When the third round ended, the PGA of America announced that the 15-time major champion had withdrawn from the final round.

It was his first withdrawal from a major in his professional career.

Woods was 21 shots behind Mito Pereira of Chile.

This was less about a chance to win and more about the noticeable limp as he gingerly walked at Southern Hills.

He declined interviews after his round, speaking only to a pool reporter. Woods was asked if he felt as though he would play the final round. All he said was he was sore, he would do some work and see how it went.

Woods has made the cut in the two majors he has played since his right leg was battered in a car crash 15 months ago.

Associated Press 2022