Wood, wearing extra layers and a wool ski cap he draped over his golf hat, didn't resent the foul weather.
That was the risk the PGA Championship took in moving to May.
"We were very excited about the May change before Tiger made his fireworks in Georgia", said Seth Waugh, CEO of the PGA of America.
Most golf fans remember the Black course at Bethpage State Park as a brute with long rough and narrow fairways. Only two humans on Earth know what it feels like to win one of the four big ones at that course, and Woods is one of them.
My advice to the critics: Just let this one go. The super fan is so confident in the 81-time PGA victor, that he's now put up $100,000 in the hopes that Woods can close out the grand slam, winning the final three major tournaments of the season for a clean sweep.
"I hope I don't get a lot of grief from the fans", Daly said. "Played at home for four days".
After his maiden win in Texas, Conners played three more weeks before finally taking a break the last two weeks. But other than a few head-scratching moments, Woods was spot on.
"First and foremost, he looks good and he's moving around well, " LaCava said. Due to this fact, the first step in my research process was gathering tournament results from the previous Tour events held on this course which I noted above. "I know it's just a practice round but still looks pretty solid". I see conflicting reports of yardage, and whether or not par is 71 or 70, but I am going to go with the official PGA site for this info.
With long holes, accurate bombers will be at a huge advantage this week, but hitting greens and scrambling will be more important.
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"It took him an entire career to get to 18", Woods said.
'I've never been to Bethpage before, ' said Fleetwood, who was among the players on a flight to NY, chartered by the European Tour, which left two hours after the final putt was holed at Hillside. It probably wouldn't have done him any good because he would have been too exhausted. "When you're exhausted, there's no need to play".
"He's happy, he's in a good mood, he's in good spirits". I don't think anybody has ever questioned that. Augusta is the flawless place for him to win more majors but I'm not so sure with regard to the other venues.
"He's relaxed and fresh ..."
And it wasn't as if Woods just sat on the couch for 30 days. Sifford, who Woods named his son after, was given the award by President Barack Obama.
Afternoon trump meant to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Woods Monday.
The PGA Tour played the Black at par-71, and Nick Watney opened with a 65, scored 10 under overall and prevailed by three shots over Brandt Snedeker.
But it was Mr. Woods' dramatic Masters victory at Augusta National Golf Club last month, ending an 11-year major championship drought, which capped a years-long comeback from injuries and drama in his personal life, including an arrest two years ago for driving under the influence.
Woods' professional career was recounted by the president for almost 20 minutes in front of guests that included Woods' mother, children Sam and Charlie, his caddie, Joe LaCava, White House staff and senators.