Tiger Woods' return to major championship play for the first time since the 2011 Masters did not go as planned: his first round at the 2011 PGA Championship was a 7-over par 77, the worst first round in a major of his professional career.
Understandably, Woods is upset about his play.
"I’m not down. I’m really angry right now. There’s a lot of words I can use beyond that," he said.
Woods began his round by going 3-under par over his first five holes, and was near the top of the leaderboard early. Then things fell apart: Woods made double bogey on the 15th hole, his sixth, and swiftly turned a promising round into a disaster, finding 13 bunkers on the day and seemingly losing control of his game.
"Figured I was 3-under, so I could start letting go now. And it screwed up my whole round," Woods said.
It may also ruin his plans to stick around for the weekend at the Atlanta Athletic Club. Woods is 14 strokes back of leader Steve Stricker, and is already well out of contention, but he's also tied for 140th with such luminaries as Mike Northern and Faber Jamerson. Weekend play at the PGA Championship is limited to the top 70 players and ties, and Woods is five shots back of a slew of golfers tied for 78th at 2-over par.
On the bright side, John Daly's tied for 140th, too.