No Woods at this year’s PGA Championship

As expected. ‘Golf emperor’ Tiger Woods (pictured), who withdrew from the season’s first major tournament, the Masters Tournament due to foot pain, was removed from the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the season.

On the 11th (Korean time), Woods’ name was not included in the list of players participating in this tournament announced by the Professional Golf Association of America (PGA), which hosts the tournament. Woods is currently recovering from surgery. In the first place, there was no possibility for Woods to participate, but golf fans still cannot hide their regret.안전놀이터

Woods underwent surgery on the 20th of last month at a New York hospital to treat post-traumatic inflammation of the ankle bone in his right ankle, which was broken in a car accident in February 2021. Experts predict that it will take eight to 12 weeks at the earliest to recover from this surgery. Considering his rehabilitation period, etc., he is unlikely to participate not only in this tournament, but also in the US Open in June and the Open in July.

It is regrettable that we will not be able to see Woods, but 99 out of the top 100 players in the world rankings have entered the PGA Championship, which will be held at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, New York, USA from the 19th. Among the ‘Top 100’ players, the non-participant is Will Jaratoris (USA). Xalatoris is recovering from back surgery this season.

Of course, the interest is in the ‘Big 3’ confrontation. Jon Rahm (Spain), Scotty Scheffler (USA), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) are competing fiercely for the world number one spot this season. There is another observation point. It is a battle of pride between LIV golf players and PGA Tour players. 18 LIV golf players will participate in this tournament. ‘Major hunters’ Brooks Koepka, Phil Mickelson, Bryson Dishambeau, Patrick Reed (above USA), and Cameron Smith (Australia) have qualified for the competition.

Im Seong-jae, Kim Joo-hyung, Kim Si-woo, and Lee Kyung-hoon, who are the ‘Korea Brothers’, are also expected to play an active role. Yang Yong-eun, who defeated Woods in 2009 and won the PGA Championship, will also participate.

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