Tiger Woods is one round into the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black in Long Island, New York. It did not go very well.
The 15-time major champion, who is coming off a win at The Masters, hadn’t played a competitive round since winning at Augusta National and it showed.
Woods began the day with a couple of double-bogeys. He heated up on the back nine, sinking two birdies and an eagle putt, but he quickly gave a bunch of shots back.
The 43-year-old golfer finished his round with a two-putt par.
Woods is +2 for the tournament, nine strokes back of the leader, Brooks Koepka, who’s at -7.
It’ll be a two-putt par on the last hole. And it’ll be a 2-over 72. A topsy-turvy 72. Nuts. #PGAChamp
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) May 16, 2019
There’s plenty of golf to be played, of course, and Woods has never been an extremely fast starter.
Still, any hope of Woods winning back-to-back majors is likely lost. Who knows, though, maybe he’ll surprise us.
The PGA Championship is being televised on TNT.