Tiger Woods at PGA Championship 2014: Grading Day 1 Performance at Valhalla

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Tiger Woods at PGA Championship 2014: Grading Day 1 Performance at Valhalla
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Until early afternoon Wednesday, we didn't know if Tiger Woods was even going to show up at the 2014 PGA Championship

After an opening-round three-over 74, it's questionable whether he'll be around to play the weekend, as he was nine shots out of the lead when he signed his scorecard. 

Woods was pain-free the day before the tournament, and he said as much repeatedly. Did that trend continue during his first round? Oh, and since he came to the Kentucky course to play golf, how did he perform off Valhalla's tees and on its greens?

According to Woods himself: "It wasn't very good...A lot of bad shots, and I never got a putt to the hole" (per Doug Ferguson of The Associated Press).

We'll take a look at several aspects of Woods' play during the first round—his driving, his iron play, his play around the greens, his putting and his apparent level of physical comfort—before assigning him a final grade. 

A metric: A "C" grade indicates Tiger played about how we expected a pain-free Tiger to play. A "B" is slightly better, a "D" slightly worse and so on. 

Read on for Tiger Woods' first-round grades.

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