The 46-year-old golf legend has to throw in the towel after three days at the 2022 PGA Championship. Already on Day 1 and 2, you could see the struggle Tiger Woods was fighting with his battered body. Moving Day seems to have been too much for Woods with its change in weather. About five hours after he left the 18th green, the PGA Championship announced that Tiger Woods would not play in the final round.
PGA Championship moving day wore on Woods’ body
After a round of 74 on the first day, Tiger Woods struggled into the weekend with a 69. The strain on his body was already noticeable here. Woods already knew on Friday evening that he was in for a tough weekend: “This weekend I’m going to have to go low. It’s going to be different. The wind is going to be coming out of the north. It’s going to be cooler.” On Moving Day, as expected, conditions deteriorated significantly, leaving Woods with a 79 from the course. He didn’t have many words after this disappointing performance, “Well, I’m sore. I know that is for a fact. We’ll do some work and see how it goes.” Five hours later, the final cancellation.
Tiger Woods has withdrawn after Round 3 from the 2022 PGA Championship. pic.twitter.com/I4TiYAgvoM
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) May 21, 2022
Is Tiger Woods in over his head?
For Tiger Woods, this week should be only the second full tournament start after his serious car accident. Woods nearly lost his right leg in February 2021, but battled his way back onto the golf course for more than a year and teed off again for the first time at the 2022 Masters. Even at the first major of the year, you could tell he was struggling to cope with the enormous strain. At the second major of the year, this week’s PGA Championship, Tiger Woods had to retire after three rounds. There has been no further information so far.