Tiger Woods returned to a significant championship on Thursday and bought off to an affordable begin. After all he has been by way of in recent times, that was a win.
Playing in a star-studded group with Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, Woods was at even-par by way of 9 holes of the P.G.A. Championship. McIlroy was the early chief at 4-under.
Playing at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Okla., the place he received the 2007 P.G.A. Championship, Woods at first confirmed few apparent indicators of the extreme leg accidents he sustained in a automobile accident in February 2021. Toward the finish of his first 9 holes he did seem to begin to limp a bit of extra.
Woods returned to the majors at the Masters final month after lacking greater than 500 days of top-flight golf following the accident. His one-under opening-round raised the echoes of the previous, however he struggled the remainder of the means, making the reduce however ending forty seventh.
At that match he was seen limping and appeared to wrestle to crouch totally to line up putts.
Woods began on the tenth gap on Wednesday and birdied it with a three-foot putt after a flawless chip.
He birdied the 14th as nicely with a 15-footer. But he discovered the tough and a bunker on 15 and couldn’t rise up and down, falling again to 1-under.
On the 18th, a tough gap, he discovered a greenside bunker with a poor iron shot and missed a 20-foot putt to fall again to even.
Of course, as the Masters confirmed, tournaments aren’t received in the first spherical. As if for instance this, John Daly was two strokes forward of Woods at 2-under by way of 13.