Not that Friday’s announcement came as a surprise following yesterday’s, but Tiger Woods has formally committed to the PGA Championship, near Atlanta in August, barring any hitches at next week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
In a statement Tiger’s agent Mark Steinberg said the current No. 21 player in the world will play in the season’s fourth and final major at the Atlanta Athletic Club in less than two weeks time, as long as there are “no complications” to his left leg.
Woods has been out of commission for almost three months due to injuries to his left knee and left Achilles tendon that he endured at the Masters in April. He pushed himself and tried to return too early at The Players in May, only to withdraw after posting a seven-over 43 at TPC Sawgrass.
Tiger is winless in the last nine majors he’s played, but this isn’t his longest drought — following his first title at the Masters in ’97, he was majorless for ten starts before capturing the ’99 PGA Championship.
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