Looking much like a guy playing just his 11th competitive round since back surgery, Woods was spraying shots all over Valhalla on Thursday.
Thousands of fans chased after Woods and McIlroy, in the marquee group based on their standing in the FedEx Cup — Woods at No. 1 and McIlroy at No. 3. Both of them got off to a reasonable start.
Rory McIlroy won the 94th PGA Championship at Kiawah Island on Sunday.
Here’s one vote for Tiger Woods remaining in contention through hole No. 72 — and perhaps beyond — to turn this into the most compelling golf drama in years.
Lightning and thunder hit the course on Wednesday and could hamper play tomorrow. Meanwhile, Chairman Billy Payne was asked numerous times by various reporters, why a woman has never been invited to join Augusta National.