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Tiger Woods hits a single shot Thursday during a practice run in the South Hills.

tiger wood I played with him Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS Racket Thursday. That was expected. Banks Cosby did, too. Maybe it wasn’t.

Woods has been exploring the South Hills ahead of next month’s PGA Championship, and this is probably the best way to describe how his day went and how his surgically repaired right leg was fixed:

He let the 13-year-old spin a little bit of the racket, and Woods has won 14 majors with him.

Tiger Woods in Southern Hills on Thursday.

Tiger Woods is doing this again, right?


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Carrie, Cosby’s father, Golf Oklahoma. But he rolled a nice long one about two feet out of the hole, and Tiger said, ‘That’s pretty good out there. ”

“very nice.”

The elder Cosby is the director of golf at Southern Hills, and last week he got a call from the PGA of America asking if he could host a visitor. Woods didn’t like much to play the course because he wanted to see how he could walk it before the PGA, A move he made too Earlier this month at Augusta National, before the Masters.

Woods eventually decided to play the event, his first since his car crash 14 months earlier, but only entered the PGA; He can still pull out when things start in less than three weeks. However, ask Cozby if the 15-time main champ will carry it in Tulsa, and today’s pack has an idea.

Unless he’s having a setback, he’s playing,” Cosby told Oklahoma golf. “This trip was all work.”

Why optimism?

“Everything is fine with him now,” Cosby told Golf Oklahoma. “His cadence is great, he hits it straight and away, shoots it and makes it great. I know guys can get past him now, but watching him work was amazing. He’s so precise, detailed and immersed in what he’s doing. He was so curious about the lines and the best angles.

“I think he can compete. He’s like Michael Jordan late in his career, playing in defense and hitting shots. Whoever wins here has to be a great thrower, and he still is.”

Did Cosby have any concerns about Woods’ leg? Cozby also appeared A new breed of golf On SiriusXM Radio’s PGA Tour Friday, when asked by host Michael Breed about Woods’ ability to handle a walk in Southern Hills, Cosby said he thought Woods was “in pain” at the end of the day.

“His gait is obviously permanent, I think it’s different,” Cosby said on the show. ‘And he walks very cautiously or seems to prefer it, but, and may have looked like, it’s late in the round [was] It hurts, but he didn’t say a word. Of course, he didn’t complain about any of that. I think he came back from Augusta and he evaluated it and knew what he was dealing with and got back to work based on what he’s known about him over the past twenty-five years.

“And I think he’s, I mean, going to be just fine and hits it really well. And he does it all, chopping and laying it is incredible. Just fun to watch. He forgot his sand wedge, so he had 60. He left it in the backyard,” he said.

Then Woods was gone. And his watch runs PGA. This weekend he’s hosting his Tiger Jam charity event in Las Vegas, and one can guess that Woods will have his answer playing for sometime a week before the tournament.

And the madness could start again.

“It’s amazing what he has to deal with on a daily basis,” Cosby said. A new breed of golf. “I mean, he came today, he didn’t even come to the club because he knew what he was going to have to deal with and went straight to the range. They texted and said… I’ll meet you on the first tee. And of course, our club is open so we probably had 20 people in The yard The golf shop is in front of the first tee so probably 20 guys snuck in there to watch it. He didn’t look, he hit his shot. The second hole, there’s a chopper. The fourth hole, you know, there’s 50 to 70 people on the hill overlooking that By the time we get to six, there are 30 to 40 people in the trees across the street with TV cameras and phones and pictures and “We love you, Tiger” and “Go get ’em, Tiger” great shot, Tiger. ”

“Just awesome.”

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