Tiger Woods at US PGA: American feeling ‘stronger’ than at Masters
Tiger Woods said as he prepares to play in the PGA Championship in Oklahoma this week, he feels “much stronger” than he did in the master’s last month.
On Sunday, Woods played nine holes in the South Hills to win his fourth PGA Tour title in 2007.
The 15-time winner is still recovering from leg and foot injuries in a car accident last February.
“We started speeding up a week ago and played more golf, and it was good. It just got better,” said the 46-year-old Woods.
The old world was not like that.
However, he found that the mountainous terrain of Augusta became strenuous within 78 seconds during the last two laps and ran six laps in a row.
But Joe Lakawa said of his team on Sunday: “I think the ability exists now. I do not think he gets tired as easily.
“Apart from winning here 15 years ago, I think what excites him the most is his perseverance and tenacity.”
Tulsa’s 70s South Hills Golf Course has been renovated since Woods won the 13th Major there and visited the changes a few weeks ago.
Meanwhile, Briton Paul Casey has retired from the second men’s championship this year.
The world number 24 was sidelined with a back injury after finishing third in the players’ championship in March.
Songjae Im also released from South Korea after being tested positive for Covid-19.
Scottman Russell Knox and Scott Stalinges American took their pla