Tiger Woods’ comeback won’t be a one-and-done ordeal.
Woods made a miraculous recovery after a devastating 2021 car crash, playing through all four rounds of the 2022 Masters in April. While he finished plus-13 on the tourney, playing all four days was an accomplishment for Woods in its own right.
After Woods was seen taking in a practice round at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma in late April, it appears as though he’s all-systems-go for the next major tournament on the PGA calendar.
Here’s the latest on Woods’ status for the 2022 PGA Championship:
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Woods was listed in the field for the PGA Championship as of May 9, meaning he is set to tee off when the second major championship of the year begins May 19, barring anything unforeseen.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise: Woods recently played Southern Hills Country Club to get comfortable with the course ahead of the tournament next week.
— Ken MacLeod (@okgolf2) April 28, 2022
Cary Cozby, club pro and director of golf at Southern Hills, said Woods and his swing are looking as good as ever after caddying for him during the practice round.
“There’s 30-40 people in the trees…with television cameras and phones”
Southern Hills Professional Cary Cozby caddied for Tiger Woods yesterday. He described the wild scene to Michael Breed on A New Breed of Golf.@MichaelBreed I @TigerWoods I @PGAChampionship pic.twitter.com/uyOJVO4Ysc
— SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio (@SiriusXMPGATOUR) April 29, 2022
Every piece of it is very, it’s simple. He never once swung anything out of perfect rhythm. So he never went out of shot. Some things I just noticed, like his grip is perfect. It’s just perfect. And he never missed one shot anywhere close to an inch left to where he was looking. If he missed it, just hung a little to the right. I went through every shot, as you might guess, last night just thinking about it. And it was, if he missed it, he just hung it a little right. Or he just misgauged the wind. It was windy yesterday. And I think he hit one shot that, it was heavy and Rob goes, ‘The wind got that.’ He goes, ‘No, I hit a [inaudible] shot with my six iron instead.’ So that was about the only shot that wasn’t just on the button. And watching him pitch around the greens, I can tell you this, I was pretty nervous holding that putter.
So, it sounds like Woods is ready to roll once again at the course where he won his fourth and most recent PGA Championship in 2007, the last time the event was held there.