PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TIGER Forestland-SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER, THE RETURNER AGAINST THE Fave
At Augusta, Woods made a questionable return to competition in Georgia for the Masters, which was won by Scheffler. Despite the pain and fatigue, Woods made the cut, eventually finishing 47th after 72 holes. After resting, but also working like crazy, Woods came to test himself doubly on the Southern Hills course in Tulsa, where he won in 2007.
In the heatwave, he shot a 63 in the alternate round, 7 under par, which was the smallest score in the history of a major event.
Fifteen times latterly, it’s with the ambition to win a 16th Grand Slam that he has committed himself.” I feel like I can do it, without a mistrustfulness. I just have to do my job. I will be ready,” said the American, whose tee time is listed for Thursday at 810a.m. original (310p.m. French, 110p.m. GMT) with Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy in his group.
SCHEFFLER AS NICKLAUS?
As at the Masters, his challenge lies less in chancing his swing and putt than in his capability to go the distance, on a course with lower demanding terrain than at Augusta.” I have gotten stronger since (the Masters). But I am still going to be sore and walking for a long time is still a challenge,” said Woods, whose multiple open fractures needed an essence rod to be fitted into his tibia, and screws to strengthen the bones in his bottom and ankle.
The”Tiger” will catch Sam Snead as the most successful golfer on the PGA Tour (they have 82 triumphs each). But the one who’ll be the first to look at for palm is 25- time-old American Scottie Scheffler, who’ll try to come the first to win the Masters and PGA Championship at the same time since Jack Nicklaus in 1975.
“It’s nice to be on a good run,” he agreed.”I really try to stay in the moment. The pretensions, the prospects, none of that changes for me.”
For Brooks Keopka (N. 18), his countryman is”the number one player on the planet, he succeeded at Augusta, the certainty is with him. him. He is got the confidence and clarity that little commodity redundant.” I have been there,” explained the 2018 (and 2019) winner of the event, who won theU.S. Open at the same time, while sitting atop the world rankings. Spain’s Jon Rahm (N. 2) is also in good form, having won the Mexico Open two weeks agone, his first palm since the US Open last time.
Other Campaigners include Collin Morikawa (N. 3), winner in 2020, Australian Cameron Smith (N. 4) and Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy (N. 7), who finished third and alternate at the Masters, and Jordan Spieth (N. 8), who’s in good form after winning the RBC Heritage a month agone and finishing second at the Byron Nelson on Sunday, and who could see himself winning the only major missing from his record.
The 104th edition of the event will have one notable absentee, defending champion Phil Mickelson, who last time came to the oldest winner of a Grand Slam at 50. The American, who has not played on the PGA Tour since February, made some harsh reflections about the stint and has ago expressed his desire to join the Saudi-funded breakaway Super League, which is listed to hold its first event from June 9-11 in London.