Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hot Tiger Knows PGA Course Tough

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Hot Tiger Knows PGA Course Tough

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TIGER WOODS has a special section of his house reserved for his 14 major trophies and would love nothing more than having to make room for one more this week.

Woods has not won a major since the 2008 US Open to stay four behind Jack Nicklaus's record 18, but could not be in better form going into the US PGA Championship which gets under way at Oak Hill on Thursday.

The world number one won his eighth WGC Bridgestone Invitational title by seven shots on Sunday, threatening a magical 59 before carding a 61 in Friday's second round and then simply coasting to victory.

The win was his fifth of the year and 79th PGA Tour title of his career, three behind the record of 82 held by Sam Snead, but the focus of his posttournament press conference at Firestone Country Club quickly turned to the final major of the year.

"Oak Hill is going to be a golf course where we're going to have to make a lot of pars, there's no doubt," said Woods, who made 16 pars, one birdie and one bogey in a subdued closing 70 on Sunday. …

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