Tiger Woods conceded he was operating out of time to win main titles after falling out of rivalry on the PGA Championship on Saturday.
The 44-year-old American shot a 2-over 72 for a second successive spherical, which left him with little to play for main into the ultimate day at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
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The event will symbolize one other alternative missed for the reigning Masters champion in his bid to equal Jack Nicklaus’ report of 18 main victories. Woods has managed 15 over a 24-year skilled profession, however just one since 2008.
“There’s not as many [opportunities to win] as once I first began taking part in,” Woods stated after finishing his spherical. “The truth is that the golf programs are getting larger. They’re getting longer. The margin between making the reduce and the lead is quite a bit smaller than it was. Was typically 12 to 15 photographs.
“Now we had, what, 9 photographs right here? It is simply completely different. It is getting tighter and it is getting tougher to win occasions, however you have a look at the leaderboard of most main championships, you see the identical guys.
four fairways hit.
12 greens in regulation.
Tiger Woods playing cards a 2-over 72 in Spherical three of the PGA Championship. He is +2 for the event. pic.twitter.com/cG7XCaJfUH
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“Will not be all the time the identical winners, however you see the identical handful of fellows are there. They perceive the way to win main championships, the way to win the massive occasions, the way to plod their means alongside, how troublesome it’s to win these large occasions.”
Placing once more proved an issue for Woods as he didn’t make a birdie till the 16th gap.
Although effectively behind the contenders, Woods stated he had a transparent purpose in thoughts for the ultimate spherical.
“You simply hold preventing, it doesn’t matter what,” he stated. “Whether or not the rounds are taking pictures 61s or taking pictures 81s, the depth ought to all the time be there, the hassle ought to all the time be there. I hold preventing till the top [with] satisfaction in what I do. I like to compete. Sadly I did not do my job right now.
“On the finish it clicked and hopefully I can get one thing going tomorrow and get into the crimson for the event.”