Tiger Woods did not get off to the best of starts at the 2019 PGA Championship, as the reigning Masters champion had two double-bogeys on his first nine holes, starting the tournament at +3, several strokes back of the leaders.
The 43-year-old golfer is starting to heat up now, though.
Woods, who hasn’t played much since winning The Masters in early April, appears to be shaking off the rust as he begins his back nine.
The 15-time major champion has made back-to-back birdies on his 10th and 11th holes of the day. He’s now +1 for the tournament.
💥💥💥 Back to back birdies. Gets back to only 1 over. 💥💥💥
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 16, 2019
Woods played just nine practice holes leading up to the opening round of the PGA Championship this week. He’s fine health-wise, but he decided it would be better for him to rest in preparation for the tournament.
Perhaps that had an affect on his rough opening nine holes, but he’s looking better now.
Woods, who’s playing with Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari, is heading to the Par 3 third hole to take a shot at three straight birdies.
Live coverage of the PGA Championship airs on TNT at 1 p.m. E.T.