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Tracking Tiger Woods’ performance at the 2020 PGA Championship

Tiger Woods is in action this week for the PGA Championship, and we’ll be following along for as long as he is playing.

Tiger Woods of the United States plays a shot from a bunker on the 12th hole during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 05, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Tiger Woods is returning to action on Thursday at the 2020 PGA Championship, marking his second tournament since the PGA Tour resumed play. This marks his first major tournament since missing the cut at the 2019 British Open. He missed the cut at last year’s PGA Championship, but finished second the previous year.

Woods is teeing off with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas on Thursday and Friday as one of the tournament’s featured groups. The trio gets underway on Thursday at 11:33 a.m. ET at the tenth hole. On Friday, the trio tees off at 4:58 p.m. at the first hole. ESPN+ will be tracking the featured groups all day Thursday, and likely will do the same for this group on Friday. ESPN will have extensive coverage as well, but ESPN+ will have the greater amount.

Bettors are once again backing Tiger in a big way. He’s got longer odds than heading into the Memorial, sitting at +3300 to win the tournament and +4000 to be the leader after Round 1. Heading into the first day of the tournament, he’s tied with Xander Schauffele for second most handle, with 8 percent of the total. They trail Brooks Koepka, who is at 15 percent of the handle.

Suffice to say, Tiger remains a popular follow among bettors, and the general viewing public will be following him this week as long as he remains alive in the tournament. We’ll be tracking Tiger’s results in this article as long as he remains in it, with fingers crossed that he makes Friday’s cut.

Round 2

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, and Justin Thomas are teeing off in ten minutes. Haotong Li put together a five-under for the second round to take the tournament lead at -8.

Hole No. 1 (1st hole of the day for Woods)

Woods found the green in regulation, but misread the putt and settled for par to open the round.

Score: -2

Hole No. 3

Woods found the bunker on his tee shot on the par 3 hole. He chipped a bit too far from the hole and had to two-putt for bogey.

Score: -1

Hole No. 10

Tiger has hung around and has his first birdie of the day immediately following his second bogey.

Score: -1

Hole No. 13

Tiger hit the sand on the approach and had to two-putt, resulting in a bogey

Score: E

Hole No. 15

Tiger found the rough to the left of the green and chipped 35 feet away from the hole. He two-putted to bogey the hole.

Score: +1

Hole No. 16

Tiger laid up on the par 4 and it paid off with a birdie putt.

Score: E

Hole No. 18

Tiger finished the day with a pair of pars to close at even for the tournament. The cut line is +1 as of the close of Woods’ day.

Score: E

Round 1

Hole No. 10 (1st hole of the day for Woods)

Woods recovered from back-to-back shots into the rough to birdie his first hole. He went wide of the green on his second shot, but had a great recovery on his third shot and sank the eight foot birdie putt on the par 5.

Score: -1

Hole No. 11

Woods landed right of the hole on the par 3 hole and two-putted for par.

Score: -1

Hole No. 12

Woods had the best approach of his playing group on the par 4 hole, but he couldn’t sink a ten foot birdie putt and settled for par.

Score: -1

Hole No. 13

Woods drained a 32-foot birdie putt on the par 4 hole.

Score: -2

Hole No. 14

Woods struggled for the first time on Thursday. He went wide left into the deep rough off the tee and then found the bunker on his second shot. He had a nice recovery to set up a par putt on the par 4 hole, but lipped out the putt. He settled for bogey.

Score: -1

Hole No. 15

Woods had a poor approach shot on the par 4 hole, ended up 55 feet from the hole. However, he recovered with a solid putt to set up a short par putt he was able to sink.

Score: -1

Hole No. 16

Woods recovered well after another two shot struggle on the par 4. He hit the bunker off the tee and then overshot the green. He recovered with a great shot from the rough off the green and punched in a par putt.

Score: -1

Hole No. 17

Woods wasn’t happy with his tee shot, but he ended up about 25 feet away from the hole. He two-putted for par.

Score: -1

Hole No. 18

Tiger heads into the front nine at -1 after a huge par save to close the back nine. He hit the rough on the drive and his third shot chip onto the green was 20 feet away. He sunk the long putt to save par.

Score: -1

Hole No. 1 (10th hole of the day for Woods)

Woods opened the front nine with a par. He had a good line on a birdie putt after opening in the rough, but the putt curved right at the end for the miss and he settled for the par.

Score: -1

Hole No. 2

Tiger struggled once again off the tee, hitting into the rough for a third straight hole. This one cost him as he had to two-putt for the bogey. He had a line through the trees that set up an approach shot that set up a make-able par putt, but it rolled just right.

Score: E

Hole No. 3

Woods went long on the par 3 to end up just off the green. He chipped in close and was able to save par.

Score: E

Hole No. 4

Woods found the rough off the tee, but made a solid recovery on the par 5 hole. He went flag-hunting on his third shot to set up a short putt that he knocked in birdie.

Score: -1

Hole No. 5

Woods had a great drive, which has been a rarity on Thursday. He had a great approach shot to set up a 12-foot birdie putt and he just drained it.

Score: -2

Hole No. 6

Tiger’s approach shot came up a bit short, setting up a 29-foot birdie putt. He almost sank it, but just missed and had to settle for par. One plus was he found the fairway on the tee shot for the second straight hole.

Score: -2

Hole No. 7

Tiger played the hole safe and it paid off. He went iron off the tee and found the fairway for a third straight hole. He had a strong approach shot and sank a 12-foot putt for birdie

Score: -3 (two back of the lead)

Hole No. 8

Woods dropped a shot with a bogey on the par 3. He landed in the bunker off the tee, but executed a solid recovery shot. However, he just missed right on the par putt.

Score: -2 (three back of the lead)

Hole No. 9

Woods finished up with a par to close out the day. He had a solid tee shot to close out the round and almost sank a 30-foot birdie putt.

Score: -2 (three back of the lead)