JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – It didn’t qualify as a Tiger roar.
It was more like a Tiger whoop behind the second green at Atlanta Athletic Club Tuesday afternoon.
Woods appeared on the first tee for a PGA Championship practice round about 3:30 p.m. with his friend, Arjun Atwal, as a playing partner. With swing coach Sean Foley in tow and Bryon Bell back on his bag as caddie, Woods striped his first tee shot into the fairway as a buzz built across the course that Woods had arrived.
Woods excited the crowd holing a greenside bunker shot from behind the second green.
After playing the first three rounds of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week with his Scotty Cameron Newport II putter, Woods switched to the Nike Method 001 blade for the final round. He was using the Nike Method blade again in Tuesday’s practice round. Woods won 13 of his 14 majors with the Scotty Cameron.
Woods played nine holes Tuesday and then went to the range to hit balls with Foley nearby.
Woods is scheduled to appear in the media interview room Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. ET.
Woods is seeking to win his first major championship since the U.S. Open in 2008, his first win of any kind since the JBWere Masters in Australia in November of 2009. When the PGA Championship was last played at Atlanta Athletic Club in 2001, Woods tied for 29th.