Tiger Woods neutral in the first round of the Masters

A PGA Championship without the “Tiger”

Still plagued by his ankle injury, Tiger Woods will sit out the PGA Championship, which takes place May 18-21.

The “Tiger” underwent another operation on his right leg last month. He’s still dealing with after-effects from his car accident in 2021.

However, a few weeks earlier, Woods competed in the Masters tournament. He had to retire on the third lap as he had great difficulty moving around the Augusta course.

Woods is a four-time PGA Championship winner. The big tournament is taking place this year at Oak Hill Country Club in Pittsford, York.

He triumphed in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

Spieth for the Grand Slam

For his part, Jordan Spieth will be there, although a wrist injury will prevent him from playing this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson tournament.

The Texas golfer is one of only three athletes in history to have won three Grand Slam tournaments before the age of 24. He has been crowned at the Masters tournament, the US Open and the British Open.

The PGA Championship is the only major tournament that Spieth has not won.

If he succeeds in this feat, he would be among the only golfers to have completed a Grand Slam, along with Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogen, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Woods.