Tiger Woods, by any estimation, was awful today. He shot 77 in the first round of the PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club — 14 strokes off Steve Stricker’s lead.
How terrible was it? Let’s break it down.
Woods has been playing in majors for 16 years. Today was his worst-ever opening round in one of them.
He ended up in the sand 12 times. That’s something you see at a muni — not the PGA Championship.
New Albany (Ohio) Country Club pro Bob Sowards shot 8 strokes better than Woods today.
Woods played the last 13 holes at a stunningly bad 10 over.
He finished the first round tied for 130th place. Also there? John Daly.
If that final name doesn’t tell you something …