PGA Championship: ESPN’s camera angle on Tiger Woods putt irks fans

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Fans hoping to get a look at Tiger Woods’ play at the PGA Championship Friday were not pleased when ESPN’s broadcast of the tournament chose an unusual camera angle for a critical putt on the 13th hole.

Woods looked like he was in danger of missing the cut in the second round at Southern Hills after a bogey on the front nine followed by a double bogey on the 11th. Then, on the 13th, he had a chance to make a short birdie.

Tiger Woods walks along the 13th hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 20, 2022.

Tiger Woods walks along the 13th hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 20, 2022.
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As fans crowded around with their phones to capture what would no doubt be an important shot, ESPN zoomed in on someone’s phone as Woods sunk the putt.

Tiger Woods reacts on the 13th hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 20, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. 

Tiger Woods reacts on the 13th hole during the second round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 20, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla.
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The problem? Viewers at home couldn’t really see it.

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The putt got Woods back on track. He birdied the 16th and saved par every other hole to finish the round 1-under 69 and advance to Saturday’s round.

Tiger Woods walks to the fourth tee during the third round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 21, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla. 

Tiger Woods walks to the fourth tee during the third round of the 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club May 21, 2022, in Tulsa, Okla.
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Woods began the third round by holing a 15-foot par putt. But on the second hole, Woods put his tee shot into a meandering stream. It was his first penalty shot for the week. He finished the tournament with a bogey, and was now 4 over. He had a par on No. He was 1 over for the round after a par on No.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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