PGA Championship 2018: Key players to watch


Justin Thomas is the defending champion, Tiger Woods is set to play his first PGA since 2015 and Jordan Spieth will be chasing the career Grand Slam when the tournament begins Thursday.

We have had four separate winners of the PLAYERS (Webb Simpson), Masters (Patrick Reed), U.S. Open (Brooks Koepka) and Open Championship (Francesco Molinari).

Good luck trying to figure out how Justin Thomas hits the ball so far.

"There's a lot of different layers to what Tiger has to go through to win again", said McIlroy.

Longtime golf instructor Peter Kostis thinks Tiger Woods has done "exactly what he needs to do" in remaking his swing after spinal fusion finally allowed him to overcome his back problems. "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".

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Usually by the time the PGA Championship comes around the talk of PGA TOUR Player of the Year is settling into a tight race.

"I was scripted to wear a dark blue shirt, so luckily I had a version of yellowish and I'm happy (I) could support Jarrod", Fowler said. I'm 42 now and I've had four back surgeries.

"I've got nothing to lose".

Justin Rose says the back injury that forced him to withdraw from last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational didn't cause him any problems during an opening-round 67 at the PGA Championship. I've given myself a lot of chances.

Justin Thomas clinched the fourth USA spot by winning the Bridgestone last week, and Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson hold the other four automatic slots.

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"I kind of went out there today and had a very clear intent on what I wanted to do on every hole", he said. Fleetwood tied the U.S. Open record this year with a 63 in the final round, but that wasn't enough to undo the damage of a 78 on Saturday.

Day won the PGA Championship three years ago at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin. I feel like I'm close and closing in.

Majors are always compelling, but with the sport so deep with talent right now, there's just something a little extra special knowing that any number of about 30 guys could easily win. "I would like to compete in some more Majors".

It's important to keep things in perspective and realize that, you know, you could win five times in a year and not win a major, and some people would think, "Well, you haven't won a major" - for some of the elite golfers, anyway.

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