Louis Oosthuizen withdraws from PGA Championship minutes before tee time
Louis Oosthuizen surprisingly withdrew from the PGA Championship just minutes before his scheduled tee time on Thursday.
No reason was immediately given for Oosthuizen’s withdrawal, but his exit cleared a path for a new player to enter the field — Kelly Kraft.
FIELD UPDATE: Louis Oosthuizen has withdrawn from the 100th PGA Championship. Kelly Kraft is now in the field.
— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 2018
Oosthuizen, 35, finished second at the PGA Championship last year. He won the 2010 Open Championship and has finished second in all three other majors. This is the first time he’s withdrawn from a major since 2013.
As of Wednesday, Oosthuizen seemed to be positive about playing at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis.
Loving St Louis pic.twitter.com/RGdAbCoxo8
— Louis Oosthuizen (@Louis57TM) August 8, 2018
Something changed in the 24 hours after that tweet that led Oosthuizen to withdraw.