PGA Championship 2019: tee times, there weren’t a lot of surprises only the reminder that Tiger Woods really did win a major championship, and that in and of itself remains a stunner. Thursday and Friday at Bethpage Black as the 101st PGA Championship kicks into gear in Farmingdale, New York.
That’s not the only huge group, though. Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson and Jason Day — all former PGA Championship winners — are playing together in the afternoon (1:38 p.m. ET on Thursday) following the 8:24 a.m. tee time from Tiger and friends. Rickie Fowler, Bubba Watson and Justin Rose (8:02 a.m. on Thursday) will all play together over the first few days as well. The Sergio Garcia and Adam Scott group (7:40 a.m. on Thursday) took a hit with Justin Thomas pulling out, though Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth (1:16 p.m. on Thursday) round out the last of the super groups playing together the first two days.
Can Tiger Woods do it again? Despite a divisive past, it seemed like every sport fan across the world had their heart warmed by Tiger Wood’s long awaited 15thmajor title at The Masters. His final day triumph was the talk of the tournament, with Woods winning the first of the four Majors on offer in 2019.
On May 16 at the Bethpage Black course in Long Island, New York, the second major of 2019 begins. A massive field of 162 golfers will contest the 104thPGA Championship golf tournament. Eight are Australians, including former PGA Championship winner Jason Day. All of whom will compete for something bigger than progress through the USPGA tour in which the PGA Championship tournament resides.
And we’re not just talking about their take of the US$10,500,000 prize purse!
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Woods has not played since that historic victory at Augusta National but insists he is rested and ready to go at the Bethpage Black course this week as he bids to turn four PGA Championships into five and further reel in Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles.
Whether I’m dominant or not going forward, that remains to be seen,” Woods said.
What I know is I need to give myself the best chance to win the events that I play in, and sometimes that can be taking a little bit more breaks here and there and making sure that I am ready to go and being able to give it my best at those events.
I wanted to play at Quail Hollow [a fortnight ago] but to be honest with you, I wasn’t ready yet to start the grind of practising and preparing and logging all those hours again.