Tiger Woods Asks the Press to "Back Off" While at the PGA Championship
Pandemonium surrounds Tiger Woods’ every step during major championship weeks. Yet when you look at Tiger himself, all you notice is poise. He is a man that is used to tuning out the scene around him.
Such was the case at the PGA Championship on Tuesday, when Tiger arrived at the range at Southern Hills ahead of his second start in the last 14 months.
As the cameras jostled into position around him, Tiger reached for his wedge and settled into his routine. Tiger arrived on the range a few minutes before 9:55 a.m., and spent the first 10 minutes not really doing much; he chatted with his teammate, and after a few light stretches he took his 60-degree and started his day off with a chip shot. It was 10:04 AM by the time he hit his first ball onto the range, and for the next five minutes he hit 10 balls, slowly working his way from chip, to pitch, to full swing — taking lots of breaks in between. Whilst Tiger takes these breaks you can go place a bet at Pennsylvania online casinos on who you think will win this year's title.
Nothing is random, misplaced, or without explanation. Tiger wasn’t just warming up his body; he was using his range session to set a pace and rhythm for the day.
The 15-time major champion teed off at the PGA Championship early in the 9 o’clock hour, driving his opening shot right down the middle of the fairway. As Woods slowly made his way to the ball for his second shot, he confronted a nearby camera operator, asking for more space. “Mind giving me some breathing space, please?” Woods asked before having to repeat himself.
Some still say Tiger Woods’ golf game may not be back to full strength as he continues working his way back from last year’s life-threatening car crash, but his attitude seems to have already reached normal levels. This man is a master of detail and process, the fact that he is already back competing at the highest level is to be respected.
I believe if we give him just a bit more “space to breathe” as he requested, we will be surprised at what he will once again achieve.