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Reigning Masters champion Tiger Woods won’t play in subsequent week’s WGC occasion at Memphis so he can bigger put collectively for the PGA Championship the following week in San Francisco.
Woods, a 15-time basic winner, revealed his plans on Friday after sharing 40th remaining week on the Memorial in his first PGA Tour begin since February.
“Disenchanted to overlook @WGCFedEx, nonetheless doing what I keep in mind is most fascinating to rearrange me for the @PGAChampionship and upcoming FedExCup Playoffs,” Woods tweeted.
The 44-year-old star has been extra cautious about taxing his surgically repaired as shortly as extra and knees in his newest comeback, which seen him seize his first basic title since 2008 remaining 12 months at Augusta Nationwide.
Woods, ranked 14th, has captured 82 occupation PGA titles, matching the occupation doc set by Sam Snead by worthwhile remaining October in Japan.
Since then, he has served as a participant and captain on the triumphant US employees in remaining December’s Presidents Cup in Australia and achieved diploma ninth at Torrey Pines in January and 68th, remaining amongst these making the size as soon as extra, at Riviera in February.
He withdrew from occasions in March with as shortly as extra parts merely earlier to the Covid-19 pandemic shut down the season from March till June, nonetheless appeared healthful in a made-for-TV Might exhibition with Phil Mickelson and NFL stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
Having pleasing with on the WGC St. Jude Invitational subsequent week in Memphis and the PGA the following week at TPC Harding Park would have meant three begins in 4 weeks for Woods.
At 42nd contained throughout the PGA playoffs season parts rankings, Woods could most positively take two weeks off after the PGA previous to creating his first playoff look in a bid to appreciate the Tour Championship in September in Atlanta.
Modifications contained on the earth golf schedule on account of pandemic delayed the PGA from Might till 6-9 August and made it the primary basic to be contested in 2020.
The Open Championship was canceled, the US Open was delayed from June to September and the Masters was rescheduled from April to November.