Tiger Woods stumbled through his second-worst round ever at a major on Day 1 of the PGA Championship, shooting a 77 on Thursday. Only the 81 he shot at the 2002 British Open was worse. He now sits 14 shots off the lead behind leader Steve Stricker, with the cut looming after Friday's second round of play.
Woods said he got away from the mechanics of his new swing, trying to explain his poor performance. He has seemingly lost trust in his swing, leading to overly cautious play.
"My shots don't shape like they used to," Woods said. "I aim left for a fade and it doesn't move. It moves about a yard or 2 and I'm used to having it cut a lot more than that. And my draw used to move a lot more than that. So it's hard for me right now to aim close to flags or closer to where I want the ball to end up."
Woods bogeyed five of his first nine holes, with three double bogeys on the day. Meanwhile Stricker shot a seven-under 63, tying the record low in major championship history.
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