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Love has struggled with injuries in recent years, but a hip replacement has helped with some of the pain he'd been feeling. I have put myself in contention in the majors.

"I only had to think about it for about a month", Woods said of the career Slam. Rory McIlroy made a late charge for consideration by winning the FedExCup. He is playing the PGA Championship for the first time since 2015. "It's something you have to sort of ease through and learn how to manage your time (because) you're basically playing a practice round like you're playing a in a final group on Sunday". This year marks the 28th consecutive year CBS Sports has broadcast the championship.

Above them Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson all have three wins. There are also four captain's picks up for grabs. "It's going to be hot, it's going to be wet, and fortunately I'm one of the guys who hit the ball high and get the ball up in the air, and you just need to get the ball out there".

Day won the PGA Championship three years ago at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. "I don't want to talk", the PGA's chief championship officer said from a podium. So things are going to be different from day to day, and it's just about managing it.

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.

If nothing else, Johnson pointed out Tuesday that he'll have plenty of extended family in the crowd.

Some players had grumbled after early practice rounds about brown patches on some of the greens, but Haigh said Wednesday that's hard to avoid given the oppressive summer heat in St. Louis.

Take a look at some of the world's best players' résumés, and what you notice is a glaring void on their respective 2018 seasons: the lack of a major championship victory.

"It's really fun", Spieth said, "when you get a chance to play in front of family".

The PGA has already been awarded through 2029 with Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma, also due to host the event.

Given all that misfortune, it wouldn't have been surprising if PGA Championship chairman Mike DeCola had heart palpitations when dark clouds swept in Tuesday morning.

Streelman has been a PGA Tour pro since 2008, winning twice on tour - the 2013 Tampa Bay Championship and the 2014 Travelers Championship. With points counting double and a big purse, the victor is virtually assured a spot on the team.

Regardless of who makes the team for the matches in France this September, British Open victor Francesco Molinari of Italy predicted Tuesday the American team will be "one of the strongest ever".

Woodland birdied seven holes all up after a careless bogey on the opening hole, and had an 18ft birdie attempt on 18, that would have tied the PGA Championship record, stop just short. And, of course, you've got Ryder Cup implications.

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