Tiger Woods, express return trip to Valhalla

Four in a Row? After the US PGA, Woods will tee off in June at the US Open as he accepted a special invitation from the USGA last week

by Andrea Gussoni
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Tiger Woods, express return trip to Valhalla
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After his return to television to promote his clothing line Sun Day Red, Tiger Woods is now 100% focused on the upcoming Major tournament, the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club, scheduled from May 16 to 19 in Louisville, Kentucky.

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We haven't seen him with clubs in hand since the fourth round of the Masters at Augusta, the first Major of the season where Tiger Woods finished last among the 60 players qualified for the final two rounds.

But for the past few days, the Tiger has been back in action. His plane took off Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. from Florida bound for Louisville, Kentucky. The first snapshots of Woods practicing at Valhalla Golf Club, the site of his second victory in this Major in 2000, were published on the PGA Championship's account.

It wasn't until 5:00 p.m. local time that Woods' jet took off again to return to Stuart Airport where it is parked. Four in a Row? After the US PGA, Woods will tee off in June at the US Open as he accepted a special invitation from the USGA last week.

If he also competes at The Open in July at Troon, where he is exempt as a former winner, it will only be the second time since 2015 that Woods has participated in all four Major tournaments of the season. Eldrick Tont Woods, better known as Tiger Woods, was born on December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California.

He is an American golfer. Considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, he is also one of the most popular athletes of the early 21st century. With 15 major tournament victories, he revolutionized the world of golf with his sporting achievements and by attracting a new audience to the sport.

A prodigy, Tiger Woods began playing golf at a very young age and had an exceptional career in all junior categories. As an amateur, he was closely watched for his extraordinary talents, and he turned professional at the end of the summer of 1996.

Winning the Masters in 1997, he became the world number one less than a season after turning professional. Dominating most of the 2000s, various knee and back problems forced him to reinvent his game. A commercial figure and the face of Nike, Tiger Woods signed numerous lucrative contracts off the course, making him one of the wealthiest athletes of the 2000s despite scandals tarnishing his private life and marriage in 2009.

In April 2019, at the age of 43, he achieved the remarkable feat of winning his 5th Masters and his 15th career major title at Augusta, eleven years after his last major victory. On May 6, 2019, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, by President Donald Trump. On March 8, 2022, he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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