Recent off his first main win since 2008, Tiger Woods confirmed as much as Bethpage because the odds-on favourite to win the PGA Championship and get inside two main victories of Jack Nicklaus’ all-time report.
However Woods’ renewed quest for 18 main titles took successful on Friday, after he carded rounds of 72-73 and missed the lower by a shot within the yr’s second main.
On Friday’s version of “Golf Central Dwell From the PGA,” the analysts agreed the hype surrounding Woods’ return to main championship glory might have gotten a little bit forward of itself following Woods’ Masters triumph.
“I don’t assume anyone of their proper thoughts would assume he’s bought an opportunity, an actual likelihood, a strong likelihood to win 4 extra main championships. However there’s some romanticism there,” mentioned Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, who picked Woods to win earlier within the week. “So typically he does issues that simply defy clarification. However he’s human, clearly.”
“The romantic view was ‘he’s again, he’s going to win every thing.’ And that’s so unrealistic,” added Frank Nobilo. “And it’s so unfair to him as a result of it denigrates the victories. They’re not that straightforward. He is aware of it’s a tricky act to comply with.”
Woods, who has 15 profession majors to his identify after slipping on the inexperienced jacket final month, missed his sixth lower in his final 11 main championships, however that is the primary time he is adopted up a serious win with a missed lower within the subsequent main.
Woods’ subsequent likelihood to get No. 16 will come at subsequent month’s U.S. Open at Pebble Seaside, the place he gained the 2000 U.S. Open by a report 15 pictures.