Tiger Woods headed for uncharted territory at PGA Championship on Kiawah Island's Ocean Course
He began the final round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational buried in a hole made earlier in the week by an uncooperative putter, and left Firestone Country Club in a hurry Sunday afternoon, a major championship on his mind.
But Woods did not exude any negativity, and there is good reason for that after a final-round 66 jumped him into a tie for eighth. Keegan Bradley won Sunday at Firestone after Jim Furyk double-bogeyed the final hole.
Despite being out of contention almost from Day 1, Woods left the site where he won seven PGA Tour events in a much better frame of mind than when he packed up each of the past two years here.
He was at the bottom, with virtually no game or swing, in 2010. Last year, he was returning from an injury-filled summer and would go on to miss the cut at the PGA Championship.