After he had only been seen reappearing at the Masters in April after recovering from a car accident that almost cost him a leg, the 46-year-old golfer said days before the PGA Championship that he was eager to get out on the course to try to win the event.
"I feel like I can win, I just have to go out there and compete and do it," he emphasized.However, things went awry for him on his first day of competition.The 15-time major champion began his round with a birdie on his first hole, the par-four tenth, and was two under par through the fifth.
And things went awry with five bogeys in eight holes.His mood got even worse on the seventh hole, Tiger's 16th of the day, when a stray ball suddenly crossed the fairway toward him.Afterwards, Woods was preparing to swing, when he saw it heading towards him, a ball that if he didn't get out of the way would eventually hit him.
To make matters worse, the legendary American player sprained his ankle when he lost his balance on the edge of the grass.
The culmination of a day to forget was the scene Tiger had with a cameraman who was recording his performance from a distance.
However, that displeased the golfer."Would you mind giving me a little breathing room, please?" indicated Woods before having to repeat himself.
"Would you mind giving me a little breathing room, please?" he repeated louder. "Back up a little bit and give me some breathing room!" he said again in annoyance.