Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

PGA course a bomber's paradise: Tiger

PGA course a bomber's paradise: Tiger

Woods' average swing speed last week was 5 miles per hour slower than his average in May, but even with the decline, Woods is still swinging his clubs faster than the majority of the field.

One player now on the outside looking in is Sergio Garcia, who hasn't been in good form since winning the 2017 Masters.

Oosthuizen, who completed the unwanted feat of a career Slam of second-place finishes in golf's four elite events past year, is the highest-ranked of the half dozen golfers carrying the South African flag this week. It's also the first Championship for Tiger Woods since 2015. Eight automatic qualifiers will be finalized late Sunday after the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive.

On Tuesday morning, as players were out on the range or playing a practice round on the course, two hijacked airplanes slammed into the World Trade Center in New York City.

"It's easy to feel something when you walk off the course, and then a day later you don't feel the same".

Zach JohnsonJohnson is more accustomed to playing midwestern golf than nearly anyone on Tour and has a proven track record at courses that set up like Bellerive.

"I'm trying to get back to the way I was the last time I won a major in 2014 at Valhalla". Coming to this course, however, makes him reflect on that fateful day back in 2001. I'm looking for 12 guys that will really accept the challenge ahead of us because it's been 25 years since we won in Europe'. "I had done an American Express clinic there, here in town".

In Group A I think I am going to play Justin Rose, if for no other reason than he probably won't be in any of my other fantasy lineups. "We want those types of players on the team". "I came with my dad to see the stars and so it's fun to be bringing my son to something like this", explains Kevin White. Also in the mix for consideration are England's Ian Poulter, who has been a Ryder Cup force, Henrik Stenson, Thorbjorn Olesen, who's been hot, and Rafael Cabrera-Bello, who was a bright spot in defeat in Minneapolis two years ago. Here you will find players to target for this weekend's action, geared for cash games and tournament plays on Fanduel.

With Woods joined by fewer than 20 Asians in this week's field, Pete Bevacqua, the outgoing CEO of the PGA of America, said on Wednesday that diversity is the number one issue confronting the sport and there are no quick fixes.

"I hit some balls today and felt absolutely fine and really comfortable with my swing and the way it's moving. I've had my share of chances to win this year, as well, and hopefully I'll get it done this week". "A lot of reflecting".

Woods, meanwhile, is a four-time US PGA victor in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007. He missed the last event held here, the BMW Championship in 2008, because of a leg injury. While on the long drive home he realized he could better help young people through his Tiger Woods Foundation, and assess the direction the foundation was heading. The Vic Open has proved that when golf thinks outside the square good things happen. "We were here after parking like in easily under an hour", says Andrea Travers.

Woods talked with his father, Earl, about the best way to change the foundation for the better.

"I needed that day off, " Woods said.

"You know what's fascinating?" said another Cardinals World Series shortstop, Ozzie Smith.

"I like the way the PGA sets it up", Koepka said.

The whipping thwack of a golf ball leads to necks whipping toward the sky and then back down, synchronized spectators. Now the foundation has 53 different curriculums based in STEM and has served more than 175,000 students. Combine the health of his game with the sky-high confidence and momentum he's carrying, and there will be few surprises if he was to emulate Woods.

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