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Present on the list of participants communicated Monday by the organizers. Tiger Woods will participate in the PGA Championship next week.

He made his significant return on the greens at the Masters of Augusta after his car accident in February 2021.

His participation remains to be confirmed, but no surprise to see the name of the winner of 15 Major tournaments appear among the participants since he was seen ten days ago training on the Southern Hills course in Tulsa (Oklahoma), where the second Grand Slam of the season will begin May 19.

A month ago, the 46-year-old star managed an unexpected and unlikely return to competition in Augusta. He passed the cut and managed the feat of going to the end of the tournament, finally placing 47th.

Despite the pain and fatigue in Georgia, his right leg held the distance on a course with demanding terrain.

This is not a bet that can be won in advance when we know that the golfer almost lost an arm after his road accident on February 23, 2021, near Los Angeles.

The multiple open fractures eventually required inserting a metal rod into his tibia and screws to consolidate the foot and ankle bones.

The highly contested Phil Mickelson was also present

The PGA Championship table includes 16 other former winners, including defending champion Phil Mickelson, who has been in turmoil in recent weeks for making harsh remarks on the PGA Tour and for his support for a dissident Super League funded by Saudi Arabia, which is set to hold its first tournament from June 9-11.

The American, who became 50 last year, the oldest player to win a Major, has applied for authorization with the PGA to participate in this Saudi event.

In a forthcoming biography written by journalist Alan Shipnuck, he pointed to the Saudi kingdom’s horrific human rights record.” Mickelson, the winner of six Majors, later apologized for his comments and announced that he was takingthe time he desperately needs to get away from golf.

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According to various trade media reports, he spoke with PGA officials about his upcoming program but had not yet decided whether he would defend his title.

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