Tiger Woods pulls out of U.S. Golf Championship after ankle surgery

tiger woods He will not participate in the 2023 PGA Championship as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

of PGA Tour opened the field Wednesday for the 105th of Game 2 of the year’s Majors scheduled for May 18 at Oak Hill Country Club, but Woods was noticeably missing from that list.

Tiger Woods at the 2023 Masters

Tiger Woods reacts on the 18th hole during the second round of the 2023 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 8, 2023. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Woods, 47, underwent surgery on his right ankle on April 19 to “manage post-traumatic arthritis from a previous talus fracture” he sustained in a car accident in February 2021.

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His agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN earlier this month that he has no plans to return after longtime caddy Joe LaCaba was in Patrick Cantlay’s bag for the time being. rice field.

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“Tiger reiterated that assuming his rehab and recovery are all going well, he will play a very limited schedule of majors, his own events and parent-child games,” Steinberg said. “Joe wants to work, and I think Tiger understands that. We just move forward.”

Tiger Woods walks the Genesis Invitational with caddy Joe LaCaba

Tiger Woods caddy Joe LaCaba walks the 5th green during the final round of the Genesis Invitational at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California on February 19, 2023. (Ben Jared/PGA Tour via Getty Images)


Woods underwent surgery days after leaving masters. It was the first tournament since February’s Genesis Invitational, which finished tied for 45th.

“My muscles were sore,” Woods said after the first round in Augusta, admitting he wasn’t 100 percent healthy before the tournament started.


The only top 100 player not on the field is World No. 9 Will Zaratris, who will miss the rest of the season due to hip surgery.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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