‘He Will Be Fine And He Hits It So Good’: An Optimistic Tiger Woods Update Ahead of the 2022 PGA Championship

Published 04/30/2022, 12:22 PM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 4, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts during a practice round REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Tiger Woods will take part in the 2022 PGA Championship as his second tournament since his accident last year. He finished all the rounds of the Masters Tournament. So now, the golf fans are worried about whether he can do that again at the second major as the 46-YO didn’t have many days to rest. 

However, the new update from the Southern Hills is nothing but a reassurance for the fans about his form. The update came from the Head Professional of the golf course, Cary Cozby, who caddied for Woods when he went to practice at the Southern Hills. 

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“He forgot his sand wedge,” Cozby joked about how Woods came to practice without his sand iron during the interview with the SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio.  Furthermore, Cozby explained that he thinks Woods knows what to do now that he has already played at the Augusta National.

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According to him, Woods had “assessed” the experience and understood what he would need to work on for the events. “I think… he will be fine and he hits it so good…,” the Head Professional sounded firm as he added. “And that’s just incredible.” 

Tiger Woods went to Augusta National ahead of the Masters as well

Southern Hills is hosting the 2022 PGA Championship from the May 19th. Woods paid a visit to the Tulsa-based golf course ahead of the tournament to practice. 

The golfer had done the same before the Masters Tournament as well, where he made a comeback after the accident. Woods went to both Southern Hills and Augusta National in his private jet to practice there ahead of the tournament. His tactics had paid well at the Masters as he was able to finish all the four rounds there. 

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. reacts after making a birdie on the 13th green during the second round REUTERS/Mike Segar

Moreover, Tiger scored a 13-over par and finished the 47th on the leaderboard. It was his worst score as a pro in the history at the Augusta. However, finishing all rounds was more than enough for him to call it an achievement since it was his first tournament after the accident. 

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Although he survived the terrible car accident of 2021, Woods still was yet to recover from his injuries. However, with his hard work and passion to play again, Tiger made a comeback at the Masters this year. 

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The golfer has revealed his intention to play only at the big events on the Tour. Do you think the 15-time major winner can win another major event this year? 

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Anjana Prabhakaran

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Anjana Prabhakaran is a Golf content writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Master's degree in Public Administration and considers researching as one of her hobbies. As her family is interested in sports, Anjana grew up watching every sport on television.

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