Tiger Turns Back the Clock at the PGA Championship

Alex Myers discusses Tiger Woods' thrilling Sunday charge in St. Louis — and oh yeah, winner Brooks Koepka.

Released on 8/13/2018

Transcript

00:00
So I promised the next time I did a Tiger Grind video,
00:03
it would be after Woods actually won a golf tournament.
00:06
I lied.
00:07
Woods didn't quite notch major number 15,
00:09
but good lord did he have golf fans partying
00:11
like it was 1999.
00:13
Or even 2009.
00:15
His final round 64 had grown men in tears.
00:19
At least so I've heard.
00:21
And it was the way in which he did it
00:23
that was so spectacular.
00:24
Woods vaulted up the leaderboard
00:26
with a Sunday front nine 32,
00:28
despite not hitting a single fairway,
00:31
keeping himself in contention with his mind,
00:33
as he said afterwards.
00:34
Oh and a dizzying display of recovery shots, hole putts,
00:39
and some of the most ferocious fist pumps we've seen
00:41
in over a decade.
00:43
And I knew we were in for something special on Sunday
00:45
as soon as I got this perfectly timed fortune
00:48
with my Chinese takeout on Saturday night:
00:52
Never set the tiger free if you live in the mountain.
00:58
All right, I'm as confused as you are.
01:00
Anyway, I should probably mention
01:02
that Brooks Koepka actually won the golf tournament
01:05
before he shows up here and bench presses me
01:07
into the stratosphere.
01:08
What a major championship monster this guy has become,
01:11
winning three of the past seven.
01:14
That's, dare I say, Tigeresque.
01:16
Which, sorry Brooks, brings us back to Tiger.
01:20
That marks two majors in a row that Tiger could've won.
01:24
Not too shabby, considering just a year ago he hadn't
01:27
even been cleared by doctors to begin chipping yet.
01:29
Now he's listed as the odds-on favorite
01:31
to win the 2019 Masters.
01:33
Sure, it would've been great to see Tiger end
01:35
that major drought in St. Louis,
01:37
but after sleeping on it and consulting with a therapist,
01:40
I'm at peace with the result.
01:42
I've waited more than a decade for Woods
01:44
to win that 15th major.
01:46
I can handle waiting another eight months.
01:49
(upbeat music)
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