PGA Championship 2023: Two more major winners pull out of Oak Hill
Jason Dufner won the PGA Championship the last time the Wanamaker Trophy was contested at Oak Hill. Dufner, however, will not attempt to defend his title in Rochester.
The PGA of America announced Friday that Dufner has pulled out of the PGA Championship. No reason was given for Dufner’s exit.
Dufner, 46, has played in 19 events on the PGA Tour this season, including at this week’s AT&T Byron Nelson. He has missed the cut in 11 of those appearances and is expected to miss the weekend at the Nelson after a 71-74. Since winning the 2013 PGA Championship Dufner has been in the tournament every year, but has missed the cut in his past five tournament starts.
Also pulling out of the PGA Championship is Martin Kaymer. The two-time major champ, who won the PGA in 2010, is playing this week in LIV Golf’s event in Tulsa. Kaymer also did not give a reason for his decision. Kaymer had not made the weekend at the PGA Championship since 2018.
Dufner and Kaymer join Vijay Singh and Davis Love III has past PGA champs to pull their name from the competition in the past two days.
Filling in for Dufner and Kaymer are David Lingmerth and Callum Tarren. Eric Cole is now the first alternate. One field spot remains open for this week’s winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson.