Woods' world dominates PGA Championship build-up

Heather Diaz
August 10, 2018

But he is yet to win a major - or a tournament in the United States.

Fleetwood has four victories on the European Tour and was crowned its number one player in 2017, when he won the season-long Race to Dubai.

"They need to experience what he brings to the game, and they need to experience all that comes with the world of Tiger Woods".

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

Three different golfers - Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari - have claimed the first three majors of the year, so golf's fourth and final major is as wide-open as ever.

The now 42-year old is a four-time PGA Championship victor having won the event in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007. "So he's shown over the past few years he's mentally very good, so I'm sure he won't have a problem".

"The only thing I haven't done is win enough", McIlroy said.

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"So I've done well, I'm slowly getting back up the world rankings". I played in a lot of final groups and I haven't played well enough when it's counted.

"If he could go ahead and win another major with his fifth golf swing, I mean, that's unbelievable".

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is a player who's seemingly in contention every week, yet he's still searching for his first victory on US soil and his first major championship.

The field, like it is at every major, is loaded with star power.

In the search for a "modern headquarters setting" the PGA of America has been in discussions to partner with Frisco, Texas on a new headquarters and golf facility capable of more close interaction with major corporations and hosting future PGAs or a Ryder Cup. "Sometimes golf is just like that, and it's just a case of keep doing what you're doing and eventually it will happen". And while Gramps has been there for many of his career-defining moments, there are many distant relatives that will get to see him compete for the first time this week.

"Now, I've had a bum knee most of those years, but I could wheel it around that". "I had won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the Open Championship was at St. Andrews a month later, so I wasn't really asked a lot, other than, 'What would it be like to complete the career Grand Slam at St. Andrews?"'

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