Tiger Woods was seen Thursday training on the Southern Hills course in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the PGA Championship, the second round of the Grand Slam of golf, will take place in three weeks, according to various media.
Three weeks ago, the winner of 15 major tournaments made his comeback on the greens at the Augusta Masters, more than thirteen months after the car accident that nearly cost him his right leg.
After passing the cut and achieving the feat of going to the end of the tournament, finally ranking 47th, he had mentioned as his next objective to participate in the British Open in July in St-Andrews in Scotland, without specifying the intermediate stages. .
The PGA Championship therefore seems to be one. His private jet was spotted at Tulsa airport, Golf Channel and Golf Digest claiming the 46-year-old star completed an 18-hole practice session, to test his stamina on the same course where he won the test in 2007.
Southern Hills will host the 104th PGA Championship May 19-22 and, according to Golf Digest, Woods is clearly planning to attend, barring any setbacks in his preparation.
Before his return to Augusta, Woods had taken the same approach by coming to gauge himself a few days before the Masters in the company of his son Charlie and his friend Justin Thomas. What had boiled the world of golf which did not imagine one day driving back the greens in competition.
In Georgia, despite the pain and fatigue, his right leg went the distance on a demanding course. A bet far from being won in advance when we know that she was almost amputated after leaving the road on February 23, 2021 near Los Angeles.
The multiple open fractures ultimately required him to insert a metal rod into his tibia, and screws to shore up the bones in his foot and ankle.
At Southern Hills, the course is less hilly than at Augusta, with the only notable climbs and descents being around the ninth and eighteenth holes.
In 2007, under a big heat wave, Woods had returned a card of 63 in the 2nd round, or 7 strokes under par, then equaling the lowest score in the history of major tournaments. He then finished at -8 on Sunday to win the tournament.