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Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship on Saturday after posting his career-worst score in the event.
He shot nine on par 79 in the third round.
It was the first time Woods had retired from a major golf championship in his professional career.
“Tiger Woods has informed us that he is retiring from the 2022 PGA Championship,” said PGA of America President Jim Richerson. said in a press release. “We admire Tiger’s valiant efforts to compete here in Southern Hills and wish him the best as he continues to recover from his injuries.”
Woods struggled after sustaining a leg injury in a car accident last year. The PGA Championship was his second major golf event since the accident.
Woods had one under par for the first 36 holes of the tournament’s second round on Friday. After Saturday’s round, he had a par 12 for the tournament and was tied for last place.
The championship, which takes place at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Okla., follows a lackluster performance at the Masters by the once-dominant golfer, who had the worst of his career before finishing 47th at the tournament in Georgia last month.
Since returning to the arena of professional golf, Woods, 46, said he was grateful to play at all.
Woods did not say whether he would play the US Open in June, but said he plans to play the British Open in July.
Mito Pereira of Chile leads the fourth round of the PGA Championship on Sunday.