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All eyes are on Tiger Woods on the PGA Championship from Oak Hill in Rochester, New York. Whereas Woods has been dominant this yr, rising victorious in 5 PGA occasions, he has but to convey residence a significant. His quest for main No. 15 will be stay streamed here, and he tees off for Day 2 at 1:45 p.m.
Woods had his struggles early on to kick off the match, bogeying on the fourth gap and double bogeying on the ninth, earlier than recovering with birdies on holes 13 and 15 down the stretch.
Woods completed at 1-over-par, 5 strokes behind the chief, Jim Furyk. His scorecard is filled with pars on the again finish, which seems to be high quality on paper however didn’t fulfill the world’s No. 1 golfer.
“The spherical realistically may have been underneath par simply,” said Woods, who then took an optimistic view regardless of lacking a number of alternatives to decrease his rating.
“I performed very well as we speak. One unfastened 9-iron shot [on the fourth hole]. I made a number of par putts on the market as effectively. As I say, I really feel like I performed effectively sufficient and made some good key putts, and the secret’s I left it in good spots too. I am nonetheless proper there. I imply … as of proper now, I am solely six again and now we have an extended option to go.”
Woods’ high competitors heading into this main, Phil Mickelson, who took residence the U.S. Open lately additionally shot a 1-over-par 71 on Day 1. Whereas his outcome was the identical as Tiger’s his route was extra circuitous. Mickelson registered 4 birdies for the day, in addition to a bogey and two double bogeys.
Lefty can name himself the winner of the Scottish Open and U.S. Open within the very latest previous, nonetheless, and should not be fearful shifting ahead. Like Woods, he is simply six strokes again and really a lot within the combine.
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