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Tiger's first nine: a turn for the worse

          It was such a good start in the PGA Championship for Tiger Woods: a fist-pumping birdie putt on his first hole (No. 10), a four-foot birdie putt on No. 12, another four-foot birdie on No. 14. So through five holes, he was 3 under.

            Then he made a turn for the worse. Much worse.

            His tee shot on the brutal, 265-yard par 3 15th at Atlanta Athletic Club went into the water on the right. He pitched short and left and made double bogey. On the 16th, a par 4, he pushed his tee shot into the right bunker, hit it short and left, left his third in a left bunker and made bogey to drop back to even par.

         After a par 3 on No. 17, he pushed his tee shot on 18 into a right bunker and was up against the bank. He chipped into the fairway, then hit his third shot way left into a greenside bunker. He blasted out to about 18 feet and two-putted for another double bogey.

         So in the space of four holes, he had gone from 3 under to 2 over.

         Then, after the turn, he made a bogey on No. 1 to go 3 over.

 

 

Tags: Tiger Woods , PGA Championship , Atlanta

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