Tiger Woods: 3 Reasons Why British Open Proves Woods Will Win PGA Championship

Daniel ZhuContributor IJuly 27, 2012

Tiger Woods: 3 Reasons Why British Open Proves Woods Will Win PGA Championship

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    Despite a poor final round at the Open Championship last week, Tiger Woods still put on a good T. 3 showing.

    It was his best performance at a major this year, even though he probably could have walked away as the champion if he played better on Sunday.

    Woods was able to post three solid rounds, but the lingering fourth is what cost him his fourth Claret Jug.

    Still, Tiger has plenty of confidence heading into the last major of the season, and here are a couple of reasons why he will win the PGA Championship.

Executing a Game Plan to Perfection

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    For the first three days at the British Open, Tiger Woods was absolutely flawless in his execution.

    He stuck to his conservative game plan, which included irons and fairway woods off the tee, hitting greens in regulation and making birdies whenever possible.

    Woods' ability to execute enabled him to find most of the fairways and greens, which gave him more scoring opportunities.

    As for the PGA Championship, Tiger will have to stick to his game plan and hit his shots if he wants to win.

    He will have to alter his game a bit because the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is about 500 yards longer than Royal Lytham.

    However, if Woods can execute his game plan, he'll be right in contention to capture his 15th major. 

Solid Putting

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    It's true that Tiger Woods has struggled with the putter as of late, but with three wins on the tour already, his touch with the flat stick should be returning.

    Woods' touch on the green was more apparent at the British Open, and it can be said that he had a good week with the putter.

    Of course, he missed some short putts, but Tiger also made plenty of longer ones that the Tiger Woods of old used to hole.

    His touch on the green seems to be coming back to him, and he's wielding the flat stick better than he used to.

    Woods will need his putting to help him out at the PGA Championship if he wants to walk away victorious.

    So far, he's solid on the greens, but if he can clean up those short ones, it's safe to say that his putting is back.

Hitting Some Magical Shots at the Right TIme

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    Whenever the Tiger Woods of old teed it up, the golfing world was holding it's breath and waiting for something magical to happen.

    We've seen it time and time again—Tiger Woods hitting an unbelievable shot at the right time.

    He seems to have lost that magical feel over these last two years, but lately seems to have been able to conjure it again.

    Golf fans witnessed the incredible flop shot on the 16th hole at the Memorial Tournament. We saw Tiger hit a ball on the green after his nine iron glanced off the trees at the AT&T National.

    Now, at the British Open, we saw Tiger hole that impossible bunker shot on the 18th in the second round.

    Yes, it's safe to say that Woods has found some of that old magic, and he needs to deliver it big time at the PGA Championship.

    If he can hit those big shots at the right moment, Tiger will win his 15th major.