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Tiger Woods, a four-time winner of the PGA Championship (1999,-2000, 2006-07), opened with a 3-over 74 in his 17th start at the PGA Championship.

R1 at a glance: 8/14 fairways, 10 of 18 greens, 30 putts.

Woods’ over-par opening rounds in the Major Championships (professional starts only): Masters (5/17), U.S. Open (10/16), Open Championship (4/16), PGA Championship (8/17).

Woods is seeking his 15th Major Championship victory in his 72nd start (66 professional, 6 amateur) in a major. With 79 PGA TOUR wins, Woods trails Sam Snead by just three on the all-times wins list.

Woods opened with an over-par score in his last two major victories (2008 U.S. Open/1-over 72 and 2007 PGA Championship/1-over 71).

Woods only has a total of five over-par rounds in his 14 major championship wins (56 total rounds). He did not have an over-par round in any of his first seven major championship victories.

Woods is winless in his last 19 major championships.

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson Pairing

Tiger and Phil have been paired together 34 times on the PGA TOUR and 35 including the unofficial WGC-HSBC Champions event in the fall of 2009.

Phil Mickelson-Tiger Woods pairings on the PGA TOUR

Year and Tournament / Round Mickelson Woods
1997 PGA Championship Rd 4 75 75
1997 NEC Invitational Rd 2 72 72
1997 TOUR Championship Rd 2 72 68
1998 Nissan Open Rd 1 67 68
1998 Nissan Open Rd 2 76 73
1999 U.S. Open Championship Rd 3 73 72
2000 NEC Invitational Rd 3 69 67
2000 Buick Open Rd 3 65 67
2000 TOUR Championship Rd 1 67 68
2001 PLAYERS Championship Rd 3 72 66
2001 Masters Tournament Rd 4 70 68
2002 TOUR Championship Rd 1 70 71
2002 TOUR Championship Rd 4 69 70
2003 Buick Invitational Rd 4 72 68
2005 Ford Championship at Doral Rd 4 69 66
2006 Ford Championship at Doral Rd 3 72 68
2006 PGA Championship Rd 1 69 69
2006 PGA Championship Rd 2 71 68
2007 Deutsche Bank Championship Rd 1 70 72
2007 Deutsche Bank Championship Rd 2 64 64
2007 Deutsche Bank Championship Rd 4 66 67
2008 U.S. Open Rd 1 71 72
2008 U.S. Open Rd 2 75 68
2009 Masters Tournament Rd 4 67 68
2009 WGC-HSBC Champions* Rd 4 69 72 *unofficial
2010 BMW Championship Rd 4 67 70
2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship Rd 1 73 70
2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship Rd 2 71 74
2011 WGC-Cadillac Championship Rd 3 72 70
2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Rd 4 64 75
2012 U.S. Open Rd 1 76 69
2012 U.S. Open Rd 2 71 70
2013 Deutsche Bank Championship Rd 1 63 68
2013 Deutsche Bank Championship Rd 2 71 67
2014 PGA Championship Rd 1 69 74

Source: PGA Tour

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