Tiger Woods, dream of victory has vanished



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Tiger Woods, dream of victory has vanished

In the United States, Tiger Woods' dream of victory at the PGA Championship has already vanished. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Californian closed the first round of the second male Major of 2022 in 99th place with a score of 74 (+4) hits.

"The Big Cat", which is in danger of being cut off, at Southern Hills CC (par 70), where he won this competition for the fourth and last time 15 years ago, got off to a strong start only to collapse at a distance.

Two birdies in the first five holes, preceded by seven bogeys (and another birdie), this is Woods' roadmap. Who did not celebrate his 89th career presence in a Major in the best possible way, recording - since 2015 - his worst start at the PGA Championship.

"Loading the blows on the leg causes me pain, as well as walking for a long time.

Tiger Woods, results

It was a frustrating day and I have to try to improve myself in the second lap ", Woods said, disappointed. The 104th edition of the PGA Championship, at the end of the first 18 opening holes, sees the Northern Irish Rory McIlroy, number 7 in the world ranking, at the top of the standings, with 65 (-5).

Start between ups and downs for Francesco Molinari, 27 / o with 70 (par). The Turin player, who returned to play this appointment three years after the last time, scored two birdies in the first 8 holes, only to find three bogeys, with another birdie.

However, signs of recovery for the winner of the Open Championship 2018, who finished second in this tournament in 2017. Since 2014, this is McIlroy's best opening round score in a major. That he has signed seven birdies (including four consecutive), with three bogeys.

Already two-time champion of the PGA Championship (in 2012 and 2014), he precedes the Americans Tom Hoge and Will Zalatoris, both second with 66 (-4). While in 4 / a position with 67 (-3) there are two other Americans, Justin Thomas and Matt Kuchar, in addition to the Mexican Abraham Ancer.

False start for Scottie Scheffler. The world number 1, winner of four tournaments in 2022 (including The Masters), is 38 / o with 71 (+1). The Spaniard Jon Rahm disappoints, only 78 / o with 73 (+3). Difficulty also for Jordan Spieth. The Texan, who chases the Grand Slam, is 56 / o with 72 (+2).