Woods plays practice round at Southern Hills

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Tiger Woods is playing a practice round at Southern Hills Thursday afternoon, a pretty strong indication he is strongly considering playing in the 2022 PGA Championship May 19-22.

After a rainy morning, Woods teed off with Southern Hills director of golf Cary Cozby assisting with yardages and strategy. Cozby’s son Banks is caddying for another gentleman traveling with Woods.

Woods, who won the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, is still recovering from a horrific auto accident in February of 2021. He made his return to competitive golf at The Masters, making the cut and finishing tied for 47th at 13-over after shooting 1-under 71 in the first round. He was limping noticeably as the week went on. The walk at Southern Hills can be demanding but many who have played both venues say is slightly less stressful than walking Augusta National.

Golf Digest’s Dan Rappaport posted today that a source in Woods’ camp confirmed he intends to play “barring a setback, according to a source in his camp, but is waiting to see how his body responds to an increased workload in the coming weeks before making any final decisions.”




 

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