Tiger Woods: Pressure is on after Round 1 of missed PGA Championship 2022

The two-time PGA Championship winner put himself on the inside track to win for a third time at the event by grinding out the tough conditions to turn in seven birdies on a course that has thus far has played.

Woods’ start to the week decided lacked the same luster of his counterpart as he struggled with his approach game and carded an opening-round 4-over 74.

McIlroy set the bar for the field early but World Nos. 1 2 and 3 Scottie Scheffler Jon Rahm and Collin Morikawa have only just begun their first round. The afternoon wave should have a chance to threaten the top of the leaderboard giving us an exciting finish to Day One at Southern Hills.

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Tiger Woods score: Pressure is on after shaky Round 1 creates danger of missed cut at PGA Championship 2022

 

He then stuck his approach within a few feet for a tap-in birdie to quickly establish momentum.

Rarely was the putter an asset from here out.

Every Wednesday before a major championship begins a conundrum falls upon golf fans and analysts. After all the studying analyzing and hand-wringing it always feels like only about five golfers can win that week’s event. This isn’t true of course but it feels true which makes it a pseudo-reality until the first round leaderboard starts to take shape.

There are a hundred reasons this begins to feel true but most prominent among them is that it’s so difficult to envision say Russell Henley beating guys like Scottie Scheffler Rory McIlroy and Justin Thoms in the primes of their careers at the 2022 PGA Championship.

And yet Henley led the 2021 U.S. Open after three rounds so it certainly can happen. It just doesn’t feel like it on Wednesdays with time to go until tournaments officially start.

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