Tiger Woods has brief practice, recovering physically before PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has brief practice, recovering physically before PGA Championship

Tiger Woods has brief practice, recovering physically before PGA Championship

The electric yellow and orange outfits have been largely replaced but the objective remains unchanged with this PGA Championship representing Fowler's last shot at claiming a major before entering his 30s in December.

Love has struggled with injuries in recent years, but a hip replacement has helped with some of the pain he'd been feeling. "It's hard to put your finger on why I would have performed better in one event and not so much this one".

"I think, in my generation we were all looking up to him, especially around 2000, 2001, 2002", offered an unruffled Molinari. Rory McIlroy made a late charge for consideration by winning the FedExCup.

The 25-year-old Spieth has only taken that one crack at joining Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tiger Woods in completing the modern Grand Slam.

Indeed he has failed to win from the final group four times this year.

After seeing fellow American Brooks Koepka repeat as champion in the U.S. Open earlier this year, it is not out of the question for Thomas to follow suit here at Bellerive, which is hosting the PGA Championship for the first time since 1992. He has been in the top 3 five times this year, including three runner-up finishes.

For last year's victor Justin Thomas it's one thing to win it's another to repeat. There are also four captain's picks up for grabs. "I'm glad that this generation of players gets to experience Tiger Woods, because that's what they need".

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

Woods has climbed from off-the-charts to 20th in the standings over the past seven months, taking a big jump after contending in the British Open at Carnoustie.

"I'm a little under the radar this year, and I don't mind it", Spieth acknowledged, "but at the same time, this tournament will always be circled until hopefully I win it one day".

"We'll see", said Woods, who only played five holes before his practice round Tuesday was wiped out by thunderstorms. "That's all I'm going to say".

The championship favourite is Dustin Johnson, while the three previous major winners this year will all play together.

Brooks Koepka, the victor of the last two U.S. Opens, is set to tee off in less than an hour.

If nothing else, Spieth should have plenty of support this week. "But there's so many good guys that are right there, right behind me that I've got to continue to play very, very well if I want to stay in that position". The par-70 course measures 7,300 yards.

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