Woods struggles as Koepka shores clear in US PGA

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Woods played for the first time since winning that remarkable 15th major title with Augusta, but he struggled on the infamous Bethpage Black course on Long Island and ended up with a two- over-par round of 70. Woods' misery, not helped by a cold putter, was a far cry from playing partner Brooks Koepka, the […]

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Sparkling Koepka holds early US PGA lead as Woods struggles

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Brooks Koepka tries to win consecutive US PGA championships after winning consecutive US Opens Defending champion Brooks Koepka is the leader of the clubhouse after hitting a seven-under-63 during the first round of the American PGA Championship on Long Island. The American, playing with Tiger Woods, tame the Bethpage Black Course with seven birdies to […]

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At the P.G.A., Bethpage Black Has Everything Except Much Water

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The pond was strategically placed in the original Depression-era design of the course by the golf architect A.W. Tillinghast, who used the only significant water from the property to create the long, forced carry from tee to green. It was a challenging shot, one that made it much more daunting when the flagstick was placed […]

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Yes, the P.G.A. Championship Is Happening Now

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Woods, 43, has not played since the Masters. He missed the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, NC, where he won earlier, but not, he said, due to some physical disability. Woods, who has had four back operations since 2014, hinted at a disappointment on Tuesday after his emotional Masters ended. "I wasn't ready to re-practice […]

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