Tiger Woods details key to PGA success after explaining putter change

Tiger Woods PGA Championship

Tiger Woods revealed the reasoning behind his decision to change putters, and insisted the key to success in the PGA Championship this weekend lays in avoiding the rough at all costs.

Proceedings got underway yesterday in the 2020 PGA Championship at Harding Park, with Jason Day and Brendon Todd setting the first round pace at five under.

A host of major seeking heavy hitters are firmly in the mix, none more so than Woods at minus two.

Asked for his thoughts on his opening round 68, Woods revealed his satisfaction while outlining the key to success this weekend.

“Yes I was,” said Woods. I figured we’d get the more favourable of conditions today with the wind picking up later, which it has.

“Some of these pins were a little bit more on the difficult side, but overall, this golf course is all about hitting fairways.

“If you hit the fairway, you can get after some of these flags. But if you hit one into the rough, there’s really no chance of getting one onto the green.”

Woods sported a slightly longer putter than fans are accustomed to seeing, and noted how the extra length allows him the opportunity for extended practice spells.


“Well I’ve been messing around with it for the better part of over a year and it’s a little bit longer than my original one,” he added.

“It makes it a little bit easier on my back and I’m able to spend more time practising.

“It’s one of the reasons why all of the senior tour players never put with the same length putter as they move on – it becomes harder to bend over.

“I put with my sand wedge all the time and it feels more like that club.”