Is Tiger Woods playing at the 2024 PGA Championship? Icon claimed Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla in 2000
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Is Tiger Woods playing at the 2024 PGA Championship? Icon claimed Wanamaker Trophy at Valhalla in 2000

May 14, 2024

Tiger Woods is set to tee it up at the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla this week.

The golf icon made the cut at Augusta before finishing poorly and coming in 60th place following a tough weekend.

Woods will play at Valhalla this month

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Woods will play at Valhalla this monthCredit: Getty

He is still playing through the pain as he recovers from ankle surgery that was needed after a life-threatening car crash in 2021. 

The PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Course is coming up and Woods is set to be in action again.

Is Woods playing at the 2024 PGA Championship?

Woods will be playing at the PGA Championship this week. 

The PGA Tour confirmed that he will feature at the tournament as they announced the field last Tuesday and he was seen playing a practice round in Louisville on Sunday.

Last year, the 15-time major winner revealed he was hoping to play in one event per month as he aims to manage the workload on his ankle.

He played in The Masters last month and hasn’t taken to the course since, meaning he should be fit, rested and ready for the PGA Championship.

Speaking on May 1, Woods confirmed his plan is still going ahead, telling NBC’s The Today Show: “The next three months, I have three majors, and hopefully that’ll all work out.”

So that means he will be targeting the majors, with the US Open taking place in June and then The Open Championship in July. 

Woods continues to play through pain and after four rounds at Augusta, he will be hoping that he has recovered well. 

He revealed he would be doing some research on the next three major courses after The Masters, saying: “I’m going to do my homework going forward at Pinehurst, Valhalla and Troon.”

And after his visit to the Valhalla in Kentucky, he is now confirmed to be playing.

It doesn’t mean he will be pain-free though, as last month he admitted that he still struggles on every round.

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Woods played 72-holes at a major for the first time since the 2022 MastersCredit: Getty
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Woods said: “Every shot that is not on a tee box is a challenge – once we start the hole, it’s a bit of a challenge.

“The ankle doesn’t hurt anymore. It’s fused. It’s not going anywhere. So that’s fine. It’s other parts of my body that now have to take the brunt of it.

“The back, the knee, other parts of the body have to take the load of it and just the endurance capability of walking a long time and being on my feet for a long time (is an issue).

“Things just flare up. The training that we have to do at home, it changes from a day-to-day basis. Some days I just feel really good and other days not so much. I hurt every day.”

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