When Tiger Woods came out of the gates on Thursday with an opening 2-under 68 at TPC Harding Park, it sparked some excitement. After subsequent rounds of 72 over the next two rounds at the PGA Championship, Woods fell to a tie for 59th, 11 off the pace and well down the leaderboard.
Woods spent the past two rounds struggling to find the right speed on the greens. On Saturday, he flared a handful of shots right off the tee, leaving himself with a bit of trouble to contend with (though Saturday’s first birdie at the par-4 16th came after a punch-out from behind a giant cypress tree trunk).
Will Woods be able to find something in Sunday’s final round of the PGA Championship? While it might not mean much for this week, it could help set him on the right trajectory for the year’s two remaining majors, a September U.S. Open and a November Masters.
We’re tracking Woods’ final round as he plays alongside Tom Hoge. Keep up with our shot-by-shot coverage below.
No. 3 – Par 3
Standard 7-iron coming up for the Big Cat. Perfect distance, but a little bit left. He’ll be facing a birdie look all the way across the green.
No. 2 – Par 4
Another solid drive. Tiger looking sharp off the tee early, just needs that putter to follow suit!
The approach landed soft and didn’t roll out much. That left him with a 40-footer for birdie, which was right all the way. The good news? The speed was good. More of those. (Tap-in for par is in.)
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 2 (2 over overall)
No. 1 – Par 4
The fog is thick this morning as Tiger takes the first tee with Tom Hoge. He launches a driver that ends up handy enough. It’s just outside the fairway on the left side.
Tiger sure didn’t seem pleased with that approach, but we can’t find much wrong with it. He’s tight, and with a legitimate look at birdie coming up. Perhaps he should be upset with the putt, however. That was a hard right breaker and he didn’t give it nearly enough room. Opening par.
TIGER ON THE DAY: Even thru 1 (2 over overall)