FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Tiger Woods changed his mind and did not show up Wednesday at Bethpage Black for a final practice round on the eve of the PGA Championship.
Woods played nine holes Monday. He practiced Tuesday and said he would play a nine-hole practice round on Wednesday, but he was nowhere to be seen.
His agent, Mark Steinberg, told ESPN that Woods wasn’t ill.
“He’s all good, just getting some rest,” ESPN quoted Steinberg as saying. “Saw the course last week, all is good.”
During his news conference Tuesday, Woods, the 2019 Masters champion, who is seeking his 16th career major title, emphasized the need for rest.
“We came up here last week, took a look at it in detail and spent a lot of time on it,” he said. “I played nine holes [Monday]. … I’ll practice a bit and I’ll play nine holes [Wednesday], making sure I’m ready to go come Thursday.