Jim Furyk says Tiger Woods still in running for Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk says Tiger Woods still in running for Ryder Cup

Jim Furyk says Tiger Woods still in running for Ryder Cup

The last repeat PGA Championship victor was Woods in 2007, and Tiger is +2800 on the golf odds this week.

Rory McIlroy says he is confident that he will rectify some technical issues with his swing as he prepares for this week's US PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.

Woods, a 14-time major champion, tries to end a 10-year major victory drought in his comeback from spinal fusion surgery while three-time major victor Jordan Spieth tries to complete a Career Grand Slam with a victory. Last week Rory was playing a driver and seven iron into the 16 hole that was playing at 648 yards... real yards, albeit all downhill. "I guess it focuses you straight away". [But] I would look at Xander Schauffele.

Wednesday, and the final day of practice for the final Major of the year, promises more thunderstorms.

"It's advantageous for the guys who hit the ball in the air and can carry it a long way".

"Just the fact I'm playing the tour again, just for me to be able to have this opportunity again, is a dream come true", Woods said.

"If you're able to hit the ball well and put the ball in the right sections, you'll see a bunch of birdies". You can pretty much eliminate those players from consideration, along with past champions like John Daly and Y.E. Yang.

Day won the PGA Championship three years ago at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. The times where I haven't won and I haven't played my best, I try to learn from it and I move on.

McIlroy has made progress in his own right, having gone some 18 months without a victory as he coped with a rib injury until he pulled away from Woods and the rest of the field to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Woods, who missed all of last season while rivals scored points, has jumped to 20th on the Cup qualifying list with only the PGA remaining before the top eight players qualify.

"(It) was a surreal time, at least for me, anyways", Woods said at his Tuesday press conference before the year's final major. "I've given myself a lot of chances".

Thomas, last year's PGA Player of the Year and top money victor, has two other wins this season - the Honda Classic in February and last October's CJ Cup in South Korea.

Jordan Spieth is also bidding to become only the sixth golfer to win all four majors with a PGA Championship success.

Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery in April previous year and admits he feels "blessed" simply to be able to compete again, but has already failed to convert several chances to claim his first victory since 2013. Player won the 1965 US Open and Price claimed the 1992 PGA Championship.

Most significantly, Woods also led the Open at Carnoustie with eight holes to play, only to double bogey the 11th and drop another shot on the next as playing partner Francesco Molinari went on to lift the Claret Jug.

"As long as I can get my game and ball into shape, it could be a good week".

To anyone other than Spieth himself, he seems a great distance from his hallmark 2015 form when he captured the Masters and US Open, finished tied for fourth at the Open Championship and was runner-up at the PGA.

"It's going to be the quintessential target golf", McIlroy said. Yes, it has the strongest field of the four big ones but that doesn't really separate it as it is the bottom end of the field where the differences lie.

Bellerive is a long course and the popular theory is that it will favour bigger hitters.

"A couple of weeks later I sat down with my dad and I said, hey dad I think we need to change the foundation and our directive and how we go about it".

"It will be fascinating to duel with Woods", Thomas said. "We're going to have some putts and they're going to kind of wobble off line". They are the ones that everybody wants to win and the ones everybody looks at.

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