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Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship
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Tiger Woods withdraws from PGA Championship

Tiger Woods produced a couple of firsts Saturday, neither cause for a fist pump. He posted his highest score ever in the PGA Championship, and later withdrew from a major for the first time in his pro career.Hours after Woods limped his way to a 9-over 79 in the third round at Southern Hills, he informed the PGA of America of his withdrawal.Anyone who watched the staggered steps from a right leg that was battered 15 months ago in a car crash should not have been surprised. Woods declined media interviews after his round, speaking only to a pool reporter. He was asked if days like this — high pain, high score — made him question the process it takes to play and if he would tee it up on Sunday."Well, I'm sore. I know that is for a fact," he said. "We'll ...
Phil Mickelson won’t defend his title at the PGA Championship
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Phil Mickelson won’t defend his title at the PGA Championship

Phil Mickelson withdrew Friday from the PGA Championship, electing to extend his hiatus from golf following incendiary comments he made about a Saudi-funded rival league he supports and the PGA Tour he accused of greed.Mickelson authored one of the most stunning victories last year when he won the PGA at Kiawah Island, at age 50 becoming the oldest champion in 161 years of the majors.Now, the popular phrase from a decade ago — "What will Phil do next?" — carries more intrigue than sheer excitement. The PGA of America announced his decision on social media. The PGA Championship starts Thursday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma.Mickelson has not played since Feb. 6 at the Saudi International, where he accused the PGA Tour of "obnoxious gr...