PGA of America confirms huge Tiger Woods news ahead of US PGA

May 7, 2024

Woods‘ spot was confirmed earlier today by the PGA of America.

Looking to add to his four US PGA victories, Woods will be hoping to repeat the success he had at Valhalla in 2000

In that year, he beat Bob May in a three-hole playoff to lift the Wanamaker trophy for the second time in two years, having also won the title in 1999.

The 2000 victory was part of Woods’ iconic “Tiger Slam”, where he held all four majors simultaneously across 2000 and 2001.  

Despite fond memories of the Kentucky-based course, Woods will be hoping to avoid a repeat of his last visit in 2014, when he missed the cut having shot back-to-back 74s. 

Woods, 48, was hoping to have completed a scouting mission at Valhalla yesterday, but the trip was called off due to rain and the threat of thunder. 

Unfortunately, the poor weather that prevented Woods from scoping out the course looks like it will persist for the coming days, putting a spanner in the works of any additional preparation he might have planned.

Woods has had limited playing time this year as a result of undergoing ankle surgery last season following his horror car crash in February 2022. 

He managed only a single round at the Genesis Invitational before dramatically withdrawing due to dehydration and flu-like symptoms before completing 72 holes at The Masters in April.

Despite making history at Augusta National by making his 24th consecutive cut, a tournament record, he struggled during the weekend, shooting 82 on Saturday, his worst-ever score in a major championship as a professional. 

Just last week, Woods shared with numerous TV hosts his plan to participate in all three remaining majors of 2024, along with aiming for one event per month until the season concludes. 

Fortunately, he received a special invitation to compete in the upcoming US Open, which will be held at Pinehurst from June 13th to 16th.

Woods needs one more victory to set an outright record of 83 PGA Tour wins.