Tiger Woods is thoroughly dominating the 2009 PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. After two rounds, he has a four-shot lead and an excellent chance of winning on Sunday.
Tiger Woods is currently the leader of the 2009 PGA Championship after two rounds, according to the ESPN leader board for the event. This fact must strike fear into the hearts of the other golfers in the field because it is most often the case that Tiger Woods is behind after two rounds of a tournament and then he makes a comeback and wins in the last few rounds on the final day. This time he starts with the lead.
Tiger Woods Needs a 2009 Major Win
The PGA Championship is the last major of 2009 and Tiger Woods desperately would like to win a major in 2009. He has not yet won a major in 2009. The PGA Championship is his only hope to achieve that goal so that is why he is doing so well so early in the tournament.
Woods last won a major in 2008 when he won the U.S. Open, according to Wikpedia. It would be devastating for Tiger Woods not to win a major in a calendar year because he has won at least one major in each of the last four years. People expect him to win a major every year. Tiger Woods expects himself to win a major every year.
With a win at the 2009 PGA Championship, Tiger Woods would tie Jack Nicklaus with a total of five PGA Championship wins. If he can do that, Woods will be able to say that no person has ever won more times at the PGA Championship than he has won. That would be a huge, monumental achievement if Tiger Woods can pull it off.
Competitors at the PGA Championship
Tiger Woods may be in the lead but he certainly has some very talented golfers nipping at his heels, golfers who have a strong desire to get a major victory. Woods has to be careful not to slip up or else someone can overtake him in the standings.
Padraig Harrington, the 2008 PGA Championship victor, is right behind Tiger Woods, at just four strokes back. Harrington would surely like to be repeat champion of the 2009 PGA Championship.
Another serious threat is Vijay Singh who is a two-time winner of the PGA Championship, according to Wikipedia’s list of PGA Championship winners. Singh knows how to win championships and Tiger Woods better bring his best game if he wants to win the final major of the 2009 golf season.
2009 PGA Championship leader board, ESPN.com
Tiger Woods, Wikipedia