Tiger withdraws from PGA Championship after Round 3

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Tiger Woods withdrew from the PGA Championship following Saturday's third round, the tournament announced Saturday.

Woods shot a 9-over 79 on Saturday and was tied for 76th at 12-over after Round 3.

Earlier this week, the 46-year-old called Thursday's 4-over 74 a "frustrating day" and cited pain in his right leg, which was seriously injured in a February 2021 car accident.

Immediately after his round Saturday, Woods was noncommittal about playing Sunday's final round.

"Well, I'm sore," Woods said, according to ASAP Sports. "I know that is for a fact. We'll do some work and see how it goes."

The PGA Championship was just his second official tournament since the car accident. His first was the Masters in April where he also made the cut.

Woods started his round on Saturday with a par on the first hole, but followed it up with a bogey on the par-4 2nd. He then made a triple-bogey at the par-3 6th and two more bogeys - on Nos. 7 and 9 - to close out his front nine.

"I just didn't play well," said Woods. "I didn't hit the ball very well, and got off to not the start I needed to get off to."

Woods made a string of four consecutive bogeys to start his back nine, before his first and only birdie of the round at the par-4 15th. He made par on the last three holes to break 80.

His 79 on Saturday was the highest score he's ever recorded at the PGA Championship. His highest single-round score at a major was an 81 during the third round of the 2002 Open Championship.

Tiger withdraws from PGA Championship after Round 3
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