Tiger granted extension to register at PGA
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Tiger Woods did not arrive Tuesday at Valhalla for the 96th PGA Championship, but he has yet to declare whether he is physically able to play in the year's final major.
Instead, according to the PGA of America, Woods contacted officials to ask for an extension on registration, which was granted. He can register until his 8:35 a.m. EDT Thursday tee time alongside Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington.
If Woods is not onsite at some point Wednesday, he would be playing Valhalla blind, as there have been changes since his appearances here in 2000 (PGA Championship) and 2008 (Ryder Cup). His caddie, Joe LaCava, has been here scouting the course in hopes that his boss will be able to recover from back spasms that forced him to withdraw from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday.
Woods has won the PGA Championship four times.
PHOTOS: Valhalla hole-by-hole, 2014 PGA Championship
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Valhalla Golf Club, par 71 and 7,458 yards, earns a whopping 77.6 rating and a slope of 152 from the club's back tees -- and if this week's PGA Championship tees were measured, both the rating and slope would be higher. See all 18 holes here!