AP Published 7:17 am ET May 16, 2019
FARMINGDALE, NY (AP) – Tiger Woods goes after his next major on a family golf course for a PGA Championship held on an unfamiliar spot on the calendar.
The 101st PGA Championship began Thursday morning on Bethpage Black, the first time it has been held in May since 1949. The public course known as the “people’s country club” previously hosted two US Opens.
Rob Labritz, one of 20 club professionals in the 156-man field, hit the opening tee shot under clearing sky on a course still damp from rain. I have felt well to the right in the rough among the trees.
Woods plays later in the morning with defending champion Brooks Koepka and British Open champion Francesco Molinari. Woods has not played practice round since nine holes Monday morning.
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