Tiger Woods won’t be playing in the PGA Championship — or any other tour events this season.
Woods’s agent, Mark Steinberg, told the Golf Channel in an e-mail Tuesday that the former world No. 1 has withdrawn from the final major of the year and will skip all other PGA events the rest of the season while he continues to recover from two back surgeries last fall.
Steinberg wrote of Woods in the e-mail, “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.”
This will be the first time Woods has missed all four majors in a year. He was replaced by Harold Varner III at the PGA Championship, which starts July 28 at Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey.
Woods’s last PGA event came last August, when he tied for 10th at the Wyndham Championship, the final tournament before the FedEx Cup playoffs. Woods now has gone eight full years since winning his 14th major championship, at the 2008 US Open.