Tiger, Rory, major champs together in spotlight at 100th PGA

Tiger, Rory, major champs together in spotlight at 100th PGA

Tiger, Rory, major champs together in spotlight at 100th PGA

According to ESPN's panel, Thomas, McIlroy, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas all have a shot to win.

Chile's 164th-ranked Joaquin Niemann, the youngest player in the field at 19, could become the youngest PGA Championship victor, breaking the mark set by a 20-year-old Sarazen in 1922.

This week represents a last shot for some of these top players to make their 2018 with a victory.

Nicklaus needed just three tries after winning the PGA in '63 to win his first British Open, and Player likewise needed three tries after the '65 U.S. Open to win his first British.

In their press release they said the final two rounds would be shown from 5pm, and the first two would have feature groups from 4-7pm and main coverage from 7pm. "I feel like I've actually got a clear vision of the golf course".

He returns almost as much of a mystery as when the year started.

"I was lucky enough to be able to talk to him last Friday; one thing that helped was hearing how he felt".

"The WGC win gave me calm and conviction", he said.

"From 2014 I've given myself some half chances at majors".

"I'd love to be playing late Sunday", said Furyk, who is also in the PGA field, "but if not, I know I'll be glued to the TV and trying to figure out points and what could happen to our top eight". "I was just so patient and calm".

The reigning PGA Championship victor averages 313.8 yards off the tee, putting him ninth on the PGA Tour in driving distance and within spitting distance of big hitters such as Dustin Johnson. They are the ones that everybody wants to win and the ones everybody looks at.

Thomas and Rose could overtake Johnson for world number one this week, but Rose would need a victory and Thomas no worse than a solo second finish.

The forecast is reasonable for the rest of the week, at least until Saturday, leaving players just one more day to study Bellerive, with its tree-lined fairways and large green complexes.

'I think going in there was a big focus on it, given it was right after winning the Open Championship, so it was fresh, I was in form and going to a place that - if I worked up the leaderboard - it would create a lot of noise.

Thomas talked about getting himself back into contention.

Rose admitted it's a different way to approach a major championship, but the victor of the 2013 U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills has been in enough of those that he knows what to expect. I think my best chance since Valhalla was at Carnoustie, but in golf you just have to be an eternal optimist.

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