SPRINGFIELD, N.J. — Like a phantom presence, Tiger Woods still looms at major championships, absent but not out of mind.
When Woods’ name came up arbitrarily during preparations for this week’s PGA Championship, Jordan Spieth, for example, seized on it.
“I don’t think there’s any Tiger out here right now,” Spieth said of Woods, a four-time PGA champion. “I think that’s fair to say.”
But Woods’ considerable influence on the game continues to echo. In the field for the first round of the PGA Championship on Thursday will be Wyatt Worthington II, who is just the second African-American…