Defending Champ Dufner Withdraws From Pga – Yahoo Sports

Woods arrives at Valhalla, status in question – Yahoo Sports

Send Thanks! A link has been sent. Done Defending champ Dufner withdraws from PGA 43 minutes ago . View gallery Jason Dufner, left, get treatment on the 16th hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Defending champion Jason Dufner , suffering from a neck injury and struggling just to swing a golf club, pulled out of the PGA Championship just past the midway point of the opening round. After making a triple-bogey 8 on the 10th hole, he shook hands with playing partners Y.E.
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Open in June. Woods, who has been stuck on 14 major titles since winning the 2008 U.S. Open in a playoff, has played just seven tournaments worldwide this season with his best result a tie for 25th at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. He has withdrawn twice from his six PGA Tour starts and missed the cut in one other. Prior to the Bridgestone Invitational, the 38-year-old finished 69th at the British Open after closing with a 75 for a six-over-par total of 294. Woods is scheduled to tee off in Thursday’s opening round along with former winners Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington at 8:35 a.m.
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Golf-Woods arrives at Valhalla, status in question – Yahoo News

“He (Woods) said to me he really wants to make the (U.S.) team in the worst way,” Watson told reporters at Valhalla. “This Ryder Cup is a big thing. “It’s a big, big, big event, and these players really want to make the team and bring that Cup back to the United States.” Woods would need to prove to Watson that he is fit enough to be given one of the three wildcard captain’s picks for the Sept. 26-28 Ryder Cup against Europe at Gleneagles in Scotland. “Obviously he’s not in great health right now and he hasn’t played very well,” said Watson.
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