Tiger Woods finished the day in a tie for 91st region.
At the ninth hollow of the primary round, Tiger Woods slammed his golfing club into the floor in frustration.
Afterward, he walked up to the inexperienced with a more mentioned limp than were seen earlier inside the day and sooner or later completed the hollow with a bogey, kicking off a run of three consecutive bogeys.
As he maintains his comeback from critical leg accidents sustained in a vehicle accident ultimate 12 months, Woods struggled within the establishing round of the PGA Championship carding a 74, 9 strokes behind in a single day chief Rory McIlroy.
“My leg is not feeling as good as I would like it to be,” Woods told the media afterwards.
The PGA Championship marks Woods’ second major tournament since his injury after he made a surprise appearance at The Masters last month.
“We’ll start the recovery process and get after it tomorrow. I just can’t load it. Loading hurts, pressing off it hurts, walking hurts and twisting hurts. It’s just golf. If I don’t play that, then I’m all right.”
Woods’ round began brightly with two birdies and three pars in the opening five holes before his leg began to trouble him and he limped to 4-over par at the end of the day.
In his last 13 holes, he only hit three greens, made six bogeys and consistently misjudged his bunker shots.
“All the bunker shots sort of came out hot,” Woods said. “The sand is a lot faster than I thought it would be.”
“Kind of been that way all week, especially if you get up in the areas where it’s not raked… I feel like sometimes the sand — I’m guessing, and I guessed wrong.”
Woods hit a total of three birdies, eight pars and seven bogeys in his opening round.
Woods seemed to arrive at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa with a relatively conservative strategy, choosing to iron off the tee while the other players in his star-studded group — McIlroy and Jordan Speith — hit with drivers.
While McIlroy averaged 331 yards off the tee, Woods averaged just 293.4 yards — the 136th shortest distance in a field of 156.
“The game is just different,” Woods said. “It’s much more aggressive now, and I know that. But I was playing to my spots. If I would have hit the ball solidly on those two holes and put the ball in the fairway, I would have been fine.”
Woods tees off for the second round at 2:36 p.m. ET on Friday.