Just this past Wednesday, when he was speaking to reporters, before starting play in the first round of the PGA Championship, he told them he wanted a “W.” Instead, on Thursday, Woods seemed unable to stay out of the water or the bunkers and ended up with his worst PGA Championship round ever.
According to media reports, this is the first major for Woods since he played at the Masters back in April. He ended up finishing the day with a very bad 77, which is 7 over par. He is now 14 strokes behind the current leader, Steve Stricker.
Stricker, meanwhile, had a great round and shot a seven-under par 63, for the lowest score ever shot in a major championship tournament. All Stricker had to say about the round of golf he played today was that it was a “good day.”
Woods actually got the day off to a good start. By the time he was ready to tee of on the 10th hole he was actually a good candidate for the lead. He actually made a birdie on three of his first five holes. By the time he had made the turn he was two over par. He then completely botched the 18th hole and came away with a double bogey on that hole. He ended up with three double bogeys on the day.
While there are several more days left to the tournament, Woods has all but eliminated himself from contention. He finished the day having hit seven bunkers and hit only five of the fairways.