John Daly and Vijay Singh have been the latest gamers to withdraw from the PGA Championship subsequent week at TPC Harding Park, making 12 gamers both exempt or provided invites who’ve chosen not to play.
Daly, the shock winner in 1991 at Crooked Stick when he started the week as the ninth, 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 damage.
That makes 5 main champions who’ve withdrawn — Daly, Singh, Padraig Harrington, Y.E. Yang and Francesco Molinari.
The PGA Championship, which begins Thursday, shall 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 yr, to be adopted by the U.S. Open at Winged Foot in September and the Masters in November, two weeks earlier than Thanksgiving.
The PGA Championship has the strongest subject of the 4 majors because it tries to get the high 100 in the world. It could have not more than 93 of the high 100 going into the week.