Is Tiger Woods Playing in the 2022 PGA Championship?

Published 05/09/2022, 9:14 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 4, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts on the 2nd tee during a practice round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tiger Woods made his comeback to competitive golf at the 2022 Masters. He played splendid golf and made a solid finish to his first official event that he played since the 2020 Masters in November.

The golf world is gearing up to witness the second major championship of the 2022 season. The big question that remains unanswered is, will Woods play at the 2022 PGA Championship?

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The last time Tiger lifted the Wannamaker Trophy was in 2007 at Southern Hills Country Club. It was his 13th major championship triumph with his win at Tulsa. Coincidently, it is the same venue that will host this year’s edition of the PGA Championship.

As a result, the 15-time major championship winner has various fond memories associated with the venue, and he has won the PGA Championship four times in his long and illustrious career. 
Dec 19, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; Tiger Woods reacting to Cameron Kuchar draining a long putt on the 17th green during the final round of the PNC Championship golf tournament at Grande Lakes Orlando Course. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

Given that Woods made a last-minute decision to play at Augusta in April, it may not come as a surprise if he does the same at the 2022 PGA Championship. The former World Number One made a giant leap forward in his attempt to play at the event.

He flew to Tulsa on 28th April, Thursday using his private jet. Woods went down to the golf course to play a practice round before committing to play at the PGA Championship. Moreover, the 82-time PGA Tour winner wanted to evaluate his body and check how his body responds to the hectic schedule of back-to-back events before deciding to play.

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This means he is making every possible effort to be able to play in the second major of the calendar year. Woods is also a part of the playing field and has registered for the event. But has not committed to the event. However, he has until tournament week to confirm his participation at the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.

Looking at his fondness for the event and the recent developments with his scouting session in April, it will be no surprise that Woods will be teeing up on Thursday in 12 days. However, the fans will have to wait to see if he feels physically fit to play at the event, which is the primary concern.

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Tiger Woods wins his fourth PGA Championship title

He won the event with an overall score of eight-under-par. As a result, he claimed victory with a two-shot advantage after the final round. Moreover, he carded a final round of one-under-par, 70 to finish on the top of the leaderboard.

His final round included two bogeys and three birdies on the opening nine holes. As a result, Tiger moved out in one-under-par, 34. He made one birdie and one bogey on the back nine to finish the event.

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Bazif Qadri

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Bazif Qadri is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing BSC Economics Hons, Bazif is a golf enthusiast. Not only a fan, but he is also an avid golfer himself.

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