Cannot Hold Up’: Tiger Woods Disappoints PGA Championship Fans Despite Positive Golf Cart Move

Cannot Hold Up’: Tiger Woods Disappoints PGA Championship Fans Despite Positive Golf Cart Move

For a long time now, Tiger Woods has spoken up against the usage of golf carts during the PGA Tour events. Back when he made a return to the sport at the Hero World Challenge, the golfer was queried about whether he would use a cart at the Albany Golf Club. His answer was a firm ‘no,’ as the 82-time PGA Tour champ expressed that he was “not concerned at all about walking it.” And when it comes to the PGA Championship, he is determined not use the golf cart at Valhalla.

He has expressed his approval of using the vehicle in tournaments such as the PNC or The Match, unlike any PGA Tour event, which allows golfers to use carts for medical reasons. “On the sanctioned events where it’s allowed? Yes.” Which is the Champions Tour, the PNC, or things of that nature?” said Woods. The PGA Championship does not fall into this category and hence his reluctance. But this has left the fans disappointed and concerned.

Despite recent health struggles, the golfer was spotted at the range without any vehicles pointing towards his unchanged strong sentiment regarding carts. NUCLRGOLF shared a post on their X handle just hours ago about the professional “striping it on the range ahead of the 2024 PGA Championship.” However, the fans were not too kind to Woods, as they went ahead to paint the current stark reality of the athlete

When the golfer’s presence was confirmed at Augusta this year, many people were doubtful about his ability to complete 72 holes, given his medical history. But he didn’t give up. The 48-year-old was spotted using a pain reliever to massage his lower spine and torso at the first major of the season. In addition, the camera also caught a pain patch on his lower back, leading many to worry about his health and re-aggravated pain. Tiger Woods’s sluggish movement around the greens further solidified the concerns. He took a total of two hours and fifty minutes to complete the first nine on Thursday at Augusta, but he completed all four days and proudly completed 100 rounds at ANGC.

Woods scored a commendable 73 (+1) on the first day while dishing out an even-par score on Friday. These numbers, which resulted from six birdies and seven bogeys, were enough to help him make the cut for Saturday. This helped him make his 24th consecutive cut. However, the pro couldn’t keep his momentum for the rest of the tournament as his back pain and other concerns seemed to have affected him.

This caused the 15-time major champ to score an 82 (+10) on the moving day, followed by a 77 (+5) on the final day. He finished at T60 and was still proud of himself. “It was a good week. It was a good week all around. I think that coming in here, not having played a full tournament in a very long time, it was a good fight on Thursday and Friday. Unfortunately, yesterday it didn’t quite turn out the way I wanted it to,” said Woods. The star’s 10-over 82 in the third round became his worst major round in his 28-year-long illustrious career.

Woods was excited to return to golf’s grandest events and expressed his excitement for the same: “I’m going to do my homework going forward at Pinehurst [U.S. Open], Valhalla [PGA Championship], and Troon [Open Championship], but that’s kind of the game plan.” Now that the moment is almost here, the golfer is all pumped up and is willing to test his perseverance all over again. But are

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