Don’t forget: Tiger Woods’ chance at golf’s next major, the PGA championship, is only a month away
The euphoria the golf world is experiencing in the wake of Tiger Woods' victory in the Masters might only be short-lived.
There's another major coming up very soon.
Because of revisions the PGA Tour made to its calendar this year, the PGA — golf's traditional fourth major — has been moved from August to May so the PGA Tour season and FedEX Cup playoffs will end before football season begins.
So instead of waiting two months for the next major, in less than a month, a star-studded field will descend on the legendary Black Course at Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale, N.Y., for the 101st PGA Championship, May 16-19.
Of course, Tiger has a history there, too.
When the 2002 U.S. Open was held at Bethpage Black, Woods was also coming off a win in the Masters earlier that year.
The notoriously long and difficult course lived up to expectations as Woods was the only player to finish under par. His 3-under-par total of 277 was three shots better than runner-up Phil Mickelson.
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Tiger Woods celebrates his 2002 U.S. Open win at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. — the site of the 2019 PGA Championship. (Photo: Timothy A. Clary, AFP)
It marked the eighth of Woods' 15 major titles.
Woods will once again attempt to win the first two grand slam events in a calendar year — but do it 17 years later.
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