Tiger Woods won The Masters a few weeks back, and many believe he’s the favorite to prevail at this year’s PGA Championship as well. He’s going to have to dig himself out of an early hole to get it done.
Woods, who is playing with Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari, double-bogeyed the first hole of his first round on Thursday. Woods missed the fairway on his tee shot and later missed a very makable putt.
Koepka, meanwhile, birdied the hole. Woods is down three strokes to one of his playing partners after just one hole.
To be fair, it’s one of the tougher holes on the course – the 10th hole. But Tiger is going to have to get settled moving forward here.
— Dean Blevins (@DeanBlevins) May 16, 2019
This is the fourth time in Tiger's career he has opened a major with a double bogey or worse, first at the PGA Championship. He opened U.S. Open last year with a triple. Also had a double at 08 U.S. Open (won)
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) May 16, 2019
Woods, considered by many to be the greatest golfer of all-time, has 15 majors – three back of Jack Nicklaus. His Masters win was the first major he’d won since 2008.
This year’s PGA Championship is being played at Bethpage Black in New York.
We’ll keep you updated on Tiger’s quest for another major.