Speculation time over as Tiger Woods arrives at Southern Hills Sunday ahead of PGA Championship
No more speculation. No more flight trackers. No more scanning interview schedules.
Tiger Woods was on the grounds Sunday at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, preparing for the PGA Championship.
After flying from his home in Florida @TigerWoods showed up at @SouthernHillsCC for a Sunday practice round prior to @PGAChampionship. The wind was with him but I watched Tiger pipe a 358 yard drive on the 2nd hole. Swing speed not an issue. pic.twitter.com/Efw4s8q4AG— Todd Lewis (@ToddLewisGC) May 15, 2022
The 15-time major champion, one of those coming in the 2007 PGA Championship at Southern Hills, flew into Tulsa Sunday morning to begin his preparations.
Woods made news when he took a surprise trip to Southern Hills the final week of April for a practice round. The four-time PGA champion played about a third of his round that day with helicopters flying overhead as everyone attempted to get a look at Woods.
Woods last teed it up at the Masters, where he made the cut before fading on the weekend and finishing in 47th place.
“I’ve gotten a lot stronger since the Masters,” Woods said on Sunday, according to USA Today. “We went back to work on Tuesday (after the Masters). Monday was awful; I did nothing and Tuesday was leg day.
“So we went right back after it. Everything is better.”
After his final round at the Masters, Woods committed to play The Open Championship this summer at St. Andrews, but sounded much less certain about the PGA Championship, simply saying, “I will try to get ready for Southern Hills, and we’ll see what this body is able to do.”
It appears his body is ready for another major championship.
“It’s only going to keep getting stronger,” Woods said of his right leg, per USA Today. “The more I use it, the more strength it gains. Am I ever going to have full mobility? No. Never again. But I’ll be able to get stronger. It’s going to ache, but that’s the way it’s going to be.
“I’m excited about (the week). I’m not going to play that much going forward so anytime I do play, it’s going to be fun to play and to compete. There only so many money games you can play at home.”
Updated at 7:20 p.m. ET