(Golf) Vijay Singh backs out of PGA ChampionshipSports | 15 May 2019 11:42 am
Vijay Singh became the third former champion to withdraw from the PGA Championship.
Singh, who won at Sahalee in 1998, cited a back injury for withdrawing. He was replaced by J.T. Poston, who will make his PGA debut.
Justin Thomas, who won at Quail Hollow in 2017, withdrew on Monday because a bone bruise in his right wrist hasn't healed. He was replaced by Kelly Kraft. Last week, Davis Love III (Winged Foot in 1997) withdrew.
Thomas' withdrawal keeps the PGA Championship from having all of the top 100 from the world ranking at Bethpage Black. -AP