Tiger Woods’ opening round at the PGA Championship was a rough one that featured a couple of double-bogeys, a poor reading of the greens and an ultimate score of +2, nine strokes back of the leader, Brooks Koepka.
The 43-year-old golfer, who won The Masters in early April, had not played a competitive round of golf since winning his 15th major.
Woods didn’t do a ton of practice rounds, either.
The 15-time major champion played nine holes at Bethpage Black earlier in the week and was a no-show for a practice round on Wednesday.
Woods’ agent said that his client was simply choosing to rest ahead of the tournament, though more details were provided today.
“I got a little bit sick so I decided to stay home,” Woods said after his round.
Tiger admitted he was not feeling well Wednesday, the reason he stayed away from Bethpage. "I got a little bit sick so I decided to stay home,'' he said.
— Bob Harig (@BobHarig) May 16, 2019
Woods’ agent, Mark Steinberg, had said on Wednesday that “he’s all good, just getting some rest. Saw the course last week, all is good.”
There’s plenty of golf to be played this weekend, but Woods has some major work to do on Friday to get back in this.
The PGA Championship is currently airing on TNT.