Tiger Woods to miss all four majors, won't play in PGA Championship

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jul 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-19 17:22:48-04

Tiger Woods has pulled out of the PGA Championship, the first time in his career he will miss all four majors in a year.

The PGA Championship announced the withdrawal of the 14-time major winner on its Twitter feed Tuesday. He will be replaced in the field by Harold Varner III.

Woods is rehabbing from back surgery and hasn’t played since last August.

The PGA Championship is July 28-31 at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.

Varner, an African-American golfer who was born in Akron, Ohio but grew up in Gaston, N.C., played college golf at East Carolina University.

He earned the 25th and final PGA spot on the Tour last year and has three top-10 finishes this year to earn exempt status on the PGA Tour for the 2017 season.