John Daly and Vijay Singh had been the latest gamers to withdraw from the PGA Championship subsequent week at TPC Harding Park, making 12 gamers both exempt or presented invites who’ve selected no longer to play.
Daly, the marvel winner in 1991 at Crooked Stick when he started the week as the 9th, cited well being considerations to the PGA of America. Singh, a two-time PGA champion at Sahalee in 1998 and Whistling Straits in 2004, cited an harm.
That makes 5 main champions who’ve withdrawn — Daly, Singh, Padraig Harrington, Y.E. Yang and Francesco Molinari.
The PGA Championship, which begins Thursday, will probably be held with out spectators for the first time as a result of of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first main of the 12 months, to be adopted by way of the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in September and the Masters in November, two weeks ahead of Thanksgiving.
The PGA Championship has the most powerful box of the 4 majors because it tries to get the most sensible 100 in the global. It can have not more than 93 of the most sensible 100 going into the week.