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Vijay Singh withdraws from PGA Championship, citing back injury

2-time PGA champion is replaced by Wyndham Clark for event, which begins Thursday at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course

Withdrew: Vijay Singh, who cited a back injury as his reason for pulling out of this week’s PGA Championship at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course, the PGA of America disclosed. Singh, 58, a 34-time winner on the PGA Tour from Fiji, won PGA titles in 1998 and 2004. Singh, a former world No. 1-ranked golfer and World Golf Hall of Fame member, has struggled on the PGA Tour in recent years. He has made only one cut in his past 15 starts, dating to early 2019. He has spent most of his time in recent years on the Champions Tour, where he has won four times in 78 starts. He was exempted into the PGA Championship because of his victories in the PGA of America’s premier annual event. American Wyndham Clark will replace Singh for the PGA, which begins Thursday. Clark, 27, who lost to Brian Gay in a playoff at the 2020 Bermuda Championship, is looking for his first victory on the PGA Tour. Clark missed the cut in his only PGA appearance, last year at TPC Harding Park.

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