May 19, 2022; Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA; Tiger Woods waits to tee off on the 17th hole during the first round of the PGA Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

The 2022 PGA Championship got underway on Thursday, and many golf fans were extremely excited to see exactly what Tiger Woods could do in his second tournament back after the devastating car crash which resulted in him missing over a year of action.

Woods started on hole 10 and got off to a quick start with a birdie after an excellent approach shot that got the fans very excited at Southern Hills Country Club.

He then followed that up on hole 14, which put him to two under par and seemingly in contention at the top of the leaderboard.

Things quickly began to fall apart for Tiger however as he went on to bogey holes 15 and 16 as well as holes 1 and 2 to fall back to two over par. He bounced back with a birdie on hole 3, and it looked like he was going to go on to pull things back to around even par with only a few holes left in his opening round.

That did not go to plan for Woods, as he finished his round with back-to-back bogeys on holes 8 and 9, finishing four over par for the round.

His round was also filled with controversy as there was a moment when Tiger admonished a cameraperson who got a little too close for his liking.

Woods was also seen limping after an awkward swing that seemed to tweak his surgically replaced leg.

This injury was fairly noticeable on camera and got the attention of the golf world right away.

Woods was very honest about how he was feeling following the round.

“My leg is not feeling as good as I would like it to be,” said Woods. “We’ll start the recovery process and get after it tomorrow.”

At this point in Tiger’s career, given the circumstances of his car crash, it’s must-watch television anytime he tees it up. Hopefully for golf fans around the world, Tiger can rehab his leg following his round and play a good round on Friday to stick around for the weekend.

[PGA Tour]

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