Tiger Woods says no to 2016 PGA Championship, all major’s this year
Tiger Woods said, he is withdrawing from the 2016 PGA Championship. This is the first time, he is going to miss all the four significant majors in his eventful sporting career. PGA of America officials stated that, they have received an official communique from Tiger Woods’s agent Tiger’s agent, Mark Steinberg, stating that he is unlikely to join the PGA Championship, which is due next week.
The Golf channel has reported a message from Mark Steinberg, which read-“Continuing to make progress, but simply not ready for PGA. Will not play in the ’15/’16 season and will continue to rehab and work hard to then assess when he starts play for the ’16/’17 season.”
Steinberg later told the channel that the world champion is contemplating on playing the game during the Fall season.
Tiger Woods hasn’t played a major tournament since his appearance in the Wyndham Championship, last year in August.
Reportedly, Tiger Woods, who won 14-majors in his long career is still recovering from his back surgeries.He has played the United States(US) Open in 2008, though he has failed to reach to the top 10 position after the 2013 Open, said sports commentators.
This 40-year-old former world champion, has announced that he will return to the game only when he will be able to regularly practice, play without any pain.
However, this former World Champion is still hopeful breaking the record of 18 major titles by Jack Nicklaus and also Sam Snead’s unbreakable record of 82 PGA Tour victories.
He told reporters recently that it would be a great honour to reach the top position. He added, he has along way t go to achieve this, but he is optimistic about achieving his dream. “Hopefully I can get back out here and play to that level,” he told CNN Sports.
The eagerly awaited PGA Championship has been scheduled from July 28-31, at Baltusrol of New Jersey.
Woods last memorable victory was at the U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and his last top 10 win at the major’s was his bout at the British Open. He had finished sixth at the match then.