Tiger Woods lost his temper in the first at Southern Hills when he was involved in a heated exchange with a television cameraman moments after his first tee shot at the US PGA Championship.
The 46-year-old continued his comeback from his horrific car accident, which nearly cost him his right leg, last year when he teed off at the second golf major of 2022 on Thursday.
The 15-time Grand Slam champion walked with a noticeable limp during his practice rounds earlier in the week, often using a golf club for assistance.
After hitting a drive down the middle of the 10th fairway on his opening hole, he cautiously walked to the tee.
All eyes in the crowd were on the golfer, as were the cameras, but Woods wasn’t happy about the cameraman’s proximity.
“Would you mind giving me a break, please,” Woods said.
He then repeated the comment to the media before waving his arms in disbelief and getting angrier.
Raising her voice a bit, she added, ‘Step back a little and give me a little more room to breathe.’
Woods then shrugged off the exchange and continued to get closer to the ball before chipping in from close range and sinking his birdie putt to move one under first.
However, his run did not continue in such a stellar fashion as, despite adding two more birdies to his card, six bogeys saw him finish four up.