New York — Tiger Woods’s epic victory at the Masters was a sporting equivalent of the moon landing and has triggered a ticket frenzy for the PGA championship, PGA of America chief Seth Waugh says. Woods completed a fairytale comeback at Augusta on April 14, winning the 15th Major of a career that had once seemed in irreversible decline after a series of lengthy injury layoffs. Waugh said Woods’s emotional win has triggered a new wave of perfectly timed Tiger-mania, as the PGA Championship tees off in its new May slot in the calendar in just over two weeks’ time. While tickets for the final two days of the May 16-19 championship at Bethpage Black had already sold out, Woods’s victory had sent demand surging. “Tiger, you know, he has impact, sort of the moon landing,” Waugh said of Woods’s Masters win. “It’s not golf; it’s where were you when kind of stuff. “The impact immediately afterwards was extraordinary in terms of ticket sales. We were basically sold out for the weekend, but t...

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