Tiger Woods is in contention on the final day of a major again. The 14-time major champion, who was in sole possession of the lead at The Open last month, is just a couple of strokes back at the PGA Championship.
Woods, 42, appears to be back in championship-contending form, even if he doesn’t come away with a major championship win today.
The 14-time major champion is set to tee off in one of the final groups this afternoon. Hopefully, he’ll be in contention throughout the day. Golf is, undoubtedly, more exciting when that is the case.
It was certainly true at The Open, where Woods led on the back nine before eventually finishing a couple of strokes behind first place.
Woods went viral for a couple of reasons at The Open. Of course, his play had everyone talking, but so did his support team.
Erica Herman, the girlfriend of Woods, was there supporting him with his children. She comforted Woods after his final hole at The Open. Perhaps that will happen again today.
Here she is. https://t.co/eol1UoNeBQ
— Lauren De La Rosa (@LaurenDLR10) July 22, 2018
Woods talked after The Open about how great it was for his family to be there supporting him.
“I told them I tried, and I said, ‘Hopefully you’re proud of your Pops for trying as hard as I did.’ It’s pretty emotional, because they gave me some pretty significant hugs there and squeezed. I know that they know how much this championship means to me, and how much it feels good to be back playing again.
“To me, it’s just so special to have them aware, because I’ve won a lot of golf tournaments in my career, but they don’t remember any of them. The only thing they’ve seen is my struggles and the pain I was going through. Now they just want to go play soccer with me. It’s such a great feeling.”
They should be proud of him again today.
Woods is set to tee off at 2:35 p.m. ET alongside Gary Woodland. He is currently four shots back of the leader, Brooks Koepka.
He said after Saturday that he has a chance.
“Could’ve been a little closer,” Woods told reporters. “But I’ve got a shot going into tomorrow.”
The final round of the PGA Championship is being televised on CBS.