The 2016 golf season will conclude
without Tiger Woods appearing in a
single major.
Woods officially withdrew from the
2016 PGA Championship on Tuesday
and announced he won’t participate in
any competition for the remainder of the
2016 season.
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, said in
an email to that the
40-year-old golfer is “continuing to
make progress, but simply not ready for
PGA.” Steinberg added that Woods “will
continue to rehab and work hard to then
assess when he starts play for the
’16/’17 season.”
The 14-time major winner hasn’t played
in a PGA tournament since last August,
when he finished tied for 10th at the
Wyndham Championship. Woods has
undergone two back surgeries since
then and hasn’t exactly looked like
he’s ready to return to competition.
Woods’ string of absences is
unprecedented, as he’ll now sit out four
consecutive majors, the longest streak
of his career. His last major appearance
didn’t go well, as he shot 4-over-par
through two rounds at the 2015 PGA
Championship and missed the cut.
Harold Varner III will replace Woods at
this year’s PGA Championship, which
begins July 28 at Baltusrol Golf Club in
New Jersey.