Bitter day at the PGA tournament: golf pro Tiger Woods has to give up for the first time

After his serious car accident in spring 2021, Tiger Woods has not yet regained his old strength.

Bitter day at the PGA tournament: golf pro Tiger Woods has to give up for the first time

After his serious car accident in spring 2021, Tiger Woods has not yet regained his old strength. The golf star is clearly in pain, limping across the turf and posting a devastatingly bad round at the PGA Championship in Tulsa. Shortly afterwards he draws the consequences.

Golf superstar Tiger Woods will not compete in the final round of the 104th PGA Championship in Tulsa. The 46-year-old Californian retired from a major tournament for the first time in his professional career. About four hours after the 15-time Major winner ended the third round in pain, Woods told the organizers that he would not be competing at the Southern Hills Country Club this Sunday.

"Well, I'm sore. I know that's a fact. We'll do some work and see how it goes," Woods said on Saturday right after the weak 79 round on the par 70 course in Oklahoma said and thus questioned his participation on the final day. He has not yet provided any further explanation for his task. In the overall ranking, the long-time number one in the world was far behind with 222 strokes.

For Woods, it was only the second PGA tournament since his serious car accident in February 2021, in which he broke his right leg several times. The weather conditions in Oklahoma, where the temperature on Saturday was only 13 degrees, obviously affected the 46-year-old. During the third lap, Woods limped at times across the field, repeatedly shaking his head. The low point was a triple bogey on the 6, and from the ninth to the 13th hole Woods also suffered five bogeys in a row at one of the four major tournaments for the first time in his career. On the 15 he recorded his only shot win of the day.

"I just didn't play well. I didn't hit the ball well and didn't get the start I needed," Woods said. "I never really had momentum on my side." First of all, Woods had previously given up on a major: 27 years ago as an amateur on his US Open debut.

Chile's Mito Pereira is in the lead going into Sunday's final round, three shots ahead of England's Matthew Fitzpatrick and USA's Will Zalatoris. With a total of 201 strokes, the 27-year-old is nine strokes under par and has high hopes of winning the first major of his career. The German starters Martin Kaymer (Mettmann) and Alex Cejka (Munich), who missed the cut, are no longer there.


6

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS