Tiger Woods Gave Impostor Syndrome Will Xalatores In The PGA Championship

Will Xalatores felt Tiger Woods’ aura at the PGA Championship.

The rising PGA Tour star said last week at Southern Hills that it’s the first time he’s seen Woods play inside the ropes at the same tournament he’s been competing in as well. During the first two rounds of the main tournament, the Zalatoris group was one by one over Woods’ pairing that also included Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

“I’ve heard the vets say, ‘Hey, you don’t just watch it, you play your own game,’ and it’s like, ‘Come on, this is the first time I’ve seen him play in person and I see him,’ Zalatores told reporters on Wednesday before challenging Charles Schwab.

“The crowds are from Thursday to Friday I thought they were bigger from Saturday to Sunday, at least in my groups. It was crazy. I played a practice round in front of him on Wednesday and it was 35 people deep. [hole eight]. It was just ridiculous.”

Zalatoris will during the final round of the PGA Championship on May 22, 2022.
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Tiger Woods withdrew after the third round of the PGA Championship.
Tiger Woods withdrew after the third round of the PGA Championship.
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Zlatoris was in the group final on Saturday and the second penultimate match on Sunday, He eventually lost in a three-hole playoff to Justin Thomas. He was 25 years old Also in contention in the 2021 MastersBut seeing Woods in action left him with a different feeling.

“Being able to just appreciate those moments (watching Woods) and be present and enjoy them, and that’s why, to me, I was about to – it felt like I [have] Impostor syndrome where I look back and go, “Wait, I was in a PGA Championship playoff?”

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Impostor syndrome is a fraudulent feeling that comes when you compare yourself to highly accomplished contemporaries. While Woods is a legend even among his peers, Zalatores appears to be heading for his own star level in the sport.

Will Zalatoris (left) congratulates Justin Thomas after the PGA Championship playoff.
Will Zalatoris (left) congratulates Justin Thomas after the PGA Championship playoff.
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Woods pulled out after shooting Ugly 79 In the third round of the PGA Championship as he continues to recover from serious leg injuries sustained in a car accident last year.

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