Why Tiger Woods can’t win 2024 PGA Championship

Why Tiger Woods can’t win 2024 PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has won 15 major championships in his legendary career. He is one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, ranking with Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead. Every time he takes the course in a professional event, more eyes are drawn to Tiger than any other golfer. However, popularity and charisma will not be enough to help him overcome a myriad of injuries and he will not win the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.

The 48-year-old Woods is able to practice regularly and master all of his shots. However, when it comes to competing in four consecutive rounds of a given tournament, that appears to be beyond his capabilities at this point. He has had multiple serious injuries throughout his career, including to his back, knee and ankle, and he is not close physically to the golfer that dominated his sport for so many years.

Woods has said that he never enters a tournament without thinking he can’t win it. However, golfers like Scottie Scheffler, Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm and Brooks Koepka are all at or near the peak years of their career, so it’s difficult to think that Tiger can compete with them — or any of the other top stars on the PGA or LIV Tours — as this point in his career

Woods has not played 

After having surgery to stabilize his ankle that was injured during a 2021 automobile accident, Tiger said that he wanted to play with more frequency in this year’s events. His stated goal at the start of the year was to play in one tournament a month, and not to miss any of the major championships. He entered the Genesis Open in February, but he had to withdraw due to illness early in the second round of that tournament.

Woods did not play again until the Masters in April, and Tiger was able to compete for four rounds. Early in the tournament, he was put through the ringer because poor weather forced him and his playing partners off the course prior to the end of the first round. He had to come out early during Friday’s scheduled second round and finish the round. Woods scored a one over par 73, and after a delay to start the second round, he shot an even par 72. He was one over through 36 holes and easily made the cut for the 24th time in the Masters.

There was some thought that after enduring that long day of golf, Tiger might be able to ride that momentum into contention on Moving Day and then the final round. However, that was not the case as Tiger struggled badly.

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