The Masters champ is in the building: Tiger Woods has arrived at the site of golf’s second major tournament of the season.
The 15-time major champ was spotted on Wednesday teeing off from the par-3 3rd hole at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y., just a week before the PGA Championship arrives to Long Island. Video of Woods was posted on the Twitter account of Barstool Sports’ @RiggsBarstool.
The Black Course looks magnificent and ready to host the PGA Championship for the first time in its history. But you know what also looks good? Woods on the course for the first time (publicly) since capturing his fifth Masters title last month at Augusta National.
Woods reportedly put both tee shots on the green, including one just seven feet away from the pin. Take a look for yourself:
The 81-time PGA Tour winner, ranked 6th in the World, won his second U.S. Open title when the tournament was hosted on the Black Course in 2002. It was Woods’ eighth major title, as he was the only player to finish under par. Woods tied for 6th at the 2009 U.S. Open when it was played at Bethpage Black.
Woods has never won the Masters and PGA Championship in the same year, but his four PGA titles are second only to his five green jackets in terms of major championships won. He did, however, win at Augusta National and Bethpage Black in 2002.
Given his success at Bethpage and his Masters victory in April, Woods is the odds-on favorite to win the PGA.
He’s slated to play the first two rounds next week alongside Francesco Molinari and Brooks Koepka, the defending champion of the event. Woods finished second to Koepka at last year’s PGA Championship.
We knew Woods’ yacht arrived on Long Island and was parked not too far from the course last week, but now we know that the biggest name in golf has arrived as well.
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