Woods officially out of US PGA Championship
Tiger Woods will be missing when the US PGA Championship tees off next week, following ankle surgery last month.
Woods was not included in the 155-strong field issued by the PGA of America on Wednesday for the event at Oak Hill Country Club.
The final spot will be filled by the winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Texas.
Jordan Spieth was included in the field despite withdrawing from this week's PGA Tour event with a wrist injury.
Woods pulled out of the Masters during the third round in April, saying at the time it was due to plantar fasciitis.
However, the 47-year-old then had a subtalar fusion procedure in New York to address the problem caused by a previous fracture of his talus, a bone in the ankle joint.
Woods feared his leg would have to be amputated due to the serious injuries he suffered in a car accident in Los Angeles in February 2021.
He made a remarkable return to action 14 months later and finished 47th in the Masters. But he withdrew from the US PGA following a third-round 79 and did not contest the US Open before missing the cut in the 150th British Open at St Andrews.
Woods has accepted that he can only play a handful of times a year and is targeting majors and events with which he has a personal connection.
The field does include 99 of the top 100 in the world rankings, however, no matter on what tour they play.
Missing from the 155-player list is Sergio Garcia, the former Masters champion who had been eligible for every major dating to the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie.
There are 18 players from Saudi-funded LIV Golf -- the same number from the 89-man field at the Masters last month.