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The PGA Championship began poorly for Tiger Woods. Although he got masterful in the middle of the round, things then fell apart down the stretch. Not making any of it more palatable, Woods was paired with defending champion Brooks Koepka, who shot a 63 on a somewhat benign Bethpage Black. A nine-shot deficit after one round was not exactly what the galleries cheering his every move projected for Woods as he comes off his Masters victory and 15th major championship.
Tiger Woods, the Masters champion, is going for the second leg of the Grand Slam on a long, wet course at Bethpage Black. It all sounds so familiar. For Woods, it feels entirely different. He goes into the PGA Championship having not played since the Masters and realizing he’s not the same player as when he won at Augusta National and Bethpage in consecutive majors in 2002.
Tiger Woods hysteria resumes this week at the PGA Championship, in the wake of his widely proclaimed “greatest comeback in sports history” last month at the Masters. I am going to say this one time and one time only, and I am going to be very, very, very, very, very clear about it: It was not the greatest comeback in sports history.
The PGA Championship agreed to move to May for the first time in 70 years to help the golf season end before football and to energize a century-old major that was looked upon as the last and the least of the Grand Slam events.
Harold Varner III worked up the courage to ask a favor of Tiger Woods for a close friend with colon cancer. The timing made it surreal. Woods made a video encouraging the friend on the Wednesday before the Masters and then went on to win.
The Masters in his rearview mirror, Justin Rose is excited about what he calls the next stage of the golf year. Except in this case, objects might be closer than they appear.
Masters champion Tiger Woods is not ready to get back to work. Woods did not enter the Wells Fargo Championship next week at Quail Hollow, meaning he likely will not play again until the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on May 16-19.
Tiger Woods hopes winning the Masters to end 11 years without a major will lead to more majors in his pursuit of the record held by Jack Nicklaus. But in an interview with GOLFTV, Woods says catching Nicklaus won’t be easy.
Masters champion Tiger Woods plans to compete in Japan for the first time in 13 years. Woods said Wednesday night on Twitter that he is excited to be playing in the inaugural Zozo Championship in Japan, which he describes as one of his favorite countries.
The phone started ringing in the days after Tiger Woods won the Masters. This was in Minnesota, though it could have been most any city that hosts a PGA Tour event. His 15th major, and most improbable considering what Woods had to overcome, set off a fresh round of Tigermania.
Now that Tiger Woods has captured another Masters title, we might start wondering if he’s finished winning majors at the age of 43 or whether he has a few more left in him.
The first green jacket was all about the future. The fifth green jacket Tiger Woods won Sunday at the Masters was more about the past, best measured by a powerful celebration and enormous popularity than by any ripple effect it might have in golf.
A green jacket, a fat paycheck and a restored reputation aren’t the only rewards Tiger Woods will receive after winning his fifth Masters on Sunday, capping one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. He’ll also be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, according to President Donald Trump.
A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters and is now more than a million dollars richer. James Adducci was presented with a check for more than $1.2 million Monday at a sportsbook in Las Vegas. Adducci’s win represents the largest golf payout ever for sportsbook operator William Hill US.
No comeback by Tiger Woods was ever going to be complete without a major. Now the question becomes how many more he can win.
The countdown toward the record of 18 major victories is back on, big time, and every major golf championship now will be a new chance for Tiger Woods to chase history. Next stop: Bethpage Black.
Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.
Tiger Woods took his fifth Masters title, his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.
The name on top of the leaderboard on a steamy Thursday afternoon was as familiar as the shouts of encouragement that followed Tiger Woods everywhere he went in the opening round of the Masters.
Tiger Woods is a winner again, making him more appealing at the Masters. Rory McIlroy is the betting favorite. This is good news for Jordan Spieth, who feels as though he comes into the Masters without any attention. He also comes to the Masters in the worst slump of his young career.