VIDEOS: Tiger Woods is Still Playing Through the Pain, But Looks in Shape for the 2022 PGA Championship

Published 04/29/2022, 2:26 AM EDT
Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 6, 2022 Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 18th during a practice round REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Tiger Woods made his comeback to competitive golf earlier in April at the Masters. The 15-time major championship winner played his first official event since the 202o Masters. Moreover, on Thursday, the World Golf Hall of Fame member gave another piece of positive news to his fans through his practice round.

Tiger Woods scouts Southern Hills Country Club

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The 82-time PGA Tour winner made a giant leap yesterday in an attempt to play at the 2022 PGA Championship. Moreover, the 46-year-old professional was seen flying to Tulsa on Thursday in his private jet to play a practice round at Southern Hills. He scouted the golf course to evaluate his body for the upcoming major championship event.

Golf – The Masters – Augusta National Golf Club – Augusta, Georgia, U.S. – April 8, 2022, Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 4th tee during the second round REUTERS/Mike Blake

The PGA Championship starts in three weeks, and Woods is trying to see how his body responds to a hectic workload before deciding about playing at the event. Not to forget, Tiger has registered for the PGA Championship. However, his participation in the second major of the year is still unknown.

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Woods even spoke about playing at the PGA Championship after his final round at the 2022 Masters. He spoke about the same in an interview with Sky Sports. He said, “I don’t know if I will play Southern Hills or not.” Furthermore, a few of the short clippings from his practice session yesterday are going viral on the internet.

The former World Number One is starting his practice session in the above video. He is hitting maybe a three wood off the tee and smacks the golf ball. At the same time, notice the leg compression he is wearing on his right leg, which was injured during his accident last year. This means he is trying to compete when he is in pain, which is applaudable. But his golf swing is showing no signs of rustiness, and he is striking the ball nicely.

In this clipping, Woods is walking on the fairways of one of the holes in the golf course. Moreover, the real test for Woods may be to walk the undulating terrain continuously for four rounds. That is why he is trying to evaluate his body before making any decisions.

The 46-year-old professional hits a great tee shot on par 3, the sixth hole in this video. He makes solid contact with the golf ball and seems like he knocks it to about five to six feet for a birdie attempt.

In this clipping, he is trying to get the feel of the sixth green. Woods drops a couple of balls on the green, and it seems he is trying to understand how fast or slow the greens are. Furthermore, Southern Hills is a venue where Tiger won in 2007. So it may be the case that he will try his best to compete here once again. However, only time will tell if Woods’ fans can see him back at the major championship event.

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Woods’ win at the 2007 PGA Championship

Tiger won the 2007 edition of the major championship with an overall score of eight-under-par. As a result, he won with a comfortable two-shot advantage after the final round. Furthermore, he shot a final round of one-under-par, 69, to cement his name on the top of the leaderboard. His final round included three birdies and two bogeys on the front nine. As a result, Woods moved out in one-under-par, 35. He made one birdie and one bogey on the back nine to win at Southern Hills Country Club.

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What do you think about his practice round?

 

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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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