Koepka shoots 63, Tiger struggles at PGA

Paola Ditto
Мая 18, 2019

Opening with a double bogey at the 10th hole and another one on the par-3 17th hole, Woods ended up with a paltry 3-over 38 on the back nine.

It was the first PGA Championship played in May since 1949, moving from August this year in a revamp of the global golf schedule.

At times during Thursday's first round, the extended layoff, which included skipping out on Wednesday's practice round because he felt sick, seemed like a mistake.

"Don't get me wrong, I'll take it every day but just need to clean a few things up". "They were in my favor, and I always consider myself pretty lucky wherever I go that I get really good support". Tiger stunned last summer's PGA Championship victor by waiting for him to complete his final round to congratulate him on a job well done; Koepka returned the favor at Augusta.

Koepka broke the course record at Bethpage Black after firing seven birdies on his way to a bogey-free 63 on Thursday morning, equalling the lowest round in the tournament's history and becoming the first player ever to shoot multiple 63s in the same major.

Woods has not played competitively since the Masters, making this only the sixth time in his career he has played back-to-back majors. He managed to do so by hitting 14 of 18 greens and holing a couple of ticklish par putts; he needed just 25 putts for the round.

"I felt like I won this a year ago".

They claim Woods and his girlfriend, Erica Herman, the restaurant's general manager, knew their son battled alcoholism, according to the suit, and that Woods "was directly responsible for ensuring that his employees and management ... were not over-serving its employees/customers", TMZ reported. That sloping course was the site of Koepka's breakout and it's not hard to see the same story playing out by the time the Sunday sun sets on Long Island.

Back-nine starter Spieth, the 2015 Masters and US Open champion, sank a 15-foot birdie putt at 11 but made bogeys at 15 and 16 after finding rough and deep weeds off the tee. And in each of his three major wins, he was in the 60s on the first two days. That gave him a 72, leaving him nine shots behind and ending 12 consecutive rounds at par or better in the majors dating to the U.S. Open last summer. Everything you grab after a tidy round of golf.

The group of Woods, Koepka and Francesco Molinari should draw huge crowds once again.

Later, when surveying Koepka's course record of 7-under 63, Woods said his opponent had posted "probably the highest score he could have shot today".

Only two of eight prior players who fired major-opening 63s won titles, Jack Nicklaus at the 1980 US Open and Ray Floyd at the 1982 PGA. "But all I can do is do my best, I think". "I parred the two par 5s".

"It is just good for the game".

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