PGA Championship: Tiger Woods looking for 15th major


It's now a par 70 that plays 7,329 yards long.

"If you're able to hit the ball well and put the ball in the right sections, you'll see a bunch of birdies".

The USGA is often criticized for its U.S. Open setups, whether that's because of long, thick rough or penal green speeds that are created to produce a specific winning score. Winning tournaments still could make a good year.

Out of the remaining players, I expect PGA Tour rookie Joaquin Niemann to be in a ton of lineups, including my own.

"I don't like to be up here". A staple of PGA Championship events are steep greens and Bellerive is no exception.

The Fancourt star will be hoping that his misbehaving putter reacts positively when he starts the championship with USA duo Stewart Cink and Ryan Moore. You can move further south.

Woods would end up winning the tournament five of the next six years. Look for the 17th (creek-guarded par 5) and 18th (tight landing fairway) to play a role in the late stages of the tournament.

"It's awesome to be in that group, to make it that far", said Love, whose first major was the 1986 PGA.

This weekend at Bellerive is the last chance to earn points and automatically make the team.

The top four players already have clinched a spot for the September 28-30 matches in France - Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas and Patrick Reed. All might well be captain's picks, but all would like to take the decision out of captain Jim Furyk's hands.

"I've definitely become a little more rotational in my swing over the past couple of years, and some of that is through bad habit and some of that is through injury", he said, adding that the only major he feels he had a real chance to win since 2014 was The Open at Carnoustie last month. Justin Thomas' parents, Mike and Jani, walked the whole way, with Mike filming a swing or two on his cell phone, chucking balls into the rough to get a feel for the depth, etc.

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Fifth-ranked McIlroy has five top-10 showings in the past nine majors, sharing second at last month's British Open and fifth at the Masters.

Streelman learned he was in the PGA field in time to play a practice round Tuesday.

Rory McIlroy is on the verge of turning consistency into a stream of silverware, according to European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. Just a way of getting it out. He was tied for the 36-hole lead and shot 74. If he can get the driver straightened out, it could be a good week for Day.

And except for the way he began the week of the final major of the year.

Fleetwood hopes it's just a coincidence, that the third round is when the putts stop falling. But it has come after really hot Fridays.

The Englishman says it's nothing he worries about, but he has taken notice.

As he said after the final round at Carnoustie: "Given where I was to where I'm at now, blessed". So why is he so driven to be part of next month's U.S. Ryder Cup side?

Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson each have three US PGA Tour victories this year, while Australian former world No.1 Day has two. Plans changed on Wednesday because of the rain.

"The people at American Express were struggling at the time", Woods said.

Leishman has also welcomed sticky conditions, having won the 2015 Nedbank Challenge in scorching hot Sun City, South Africa, as well as the US Tour's Travelers Championship in a humid CT in June, 2012.

"It's not so much the close calls driving me, it's more so the recent stuff that's happened and that I'm trying to win my second major", Day said, in reference to missed opportunities to win last week's WGC Invitational and the Players Championship in May. Rory McIlroy made a run at the Open.