The PGA god some good news when Tiger Woods announced that he intends to play in the PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on August 11-14. After missing three months, he will return next week at the Bridgestone Invitational.
PGA spokesman Julius Mason said Friday that Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, told him Woods intends to play the PGA as long as everything goes well at Firestone and there are no complications to his left leg.
Tiger Woods, expected to announce this week that he is returning to action at the Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday of next week. He is out of the world’s top 20 for the first time since January 1997.
Even though Tiger Woods hasn’t played golf professionally since he withdrew from The Players Championship after only 10 holes, he is still making headlines. Announced on his website, Tiger has dismissed Steve Williams as his caddie ending a 12 year relationship. During that time, Tiger won 72 times across the globe and 13 major championships.
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to Stevie for all his help, but I think it’s time for a change,” Woods said on his website. “Stevie is an outstanding caddie and a friend and has been instrumental in many of my accomplishments. I wish him great success in the future.”
“Needless to say, this came as a shock,” Williams said in a statement posted on his own website.
William’s also went on to say “Given the circumstances of the past 18 months working through Tiger’s scandal, a new coach and with it a major swing change and Tiger battling through injuries, I am very disappointed to end our very successful partnership at this time.”
Tiger has not announced who his next caddie will be.