Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

PGA Championship leaderboard 2018

PGA Championship leaderboard 2018

The 54-year-old struggled with injuries in recent years and underwent hip replacement surgery last November, but made his 756th PGA Tour appearance at the Barbasol Championship in July.

Since returning to full-time competition earlier this year at the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego, Woods has gone from No. 666th in the world to No. 51.

"I feel like I'm close and closing in", said the world number 11. "A good year becomes a phenomenal year with a major championship. To be part of it would be really special".

The victor of the PGA earns two points for every $1,000 earned (3,780 points).

Now the reigning champion after winning his maiden major a year ago at Quail Hollow, Thomas enters the 2018 edition at Bellerive Country Club as one of the favourites.

"It's stressful", Furyk said Wednesday. Nonetheless, as auditions go, this will be a big one for two players hoping to compete in their first Ryder Cup.

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Thomas fended off charges from Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Australia's Jason Day to earn a four-shot victory at Ohio's Firestone Country Club. Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson, all of whom have Ryder Cup experience, fill out Nos. 5-8. It's also the first Championship for Tiger Woods since 2015. With points counting double and a big purse, the victor is virtually assured a spot on the team.

ST. LOUIS - Jim Furyk can defer a decision on Tiger Woods and the Ryder Cup for a few more weeks, but the USA captain admitted Wednesday he was surprised the 14-time champion discussed being part of the team as a player back in January. "Is it best for the team? So whether it will be winning the PGA or winning a regular tour event, it would be sort of the next step", 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.

"I think it's great that the Open Championship will now be the final major because they don't care about that", Jones said. "You can go to really anywhere in the country in May and have an opportunity to play".

Pretty good for someone who weighs about 160 pounds. It's now a par 70 that plays 7,329 yards long. "We were here after parking like in easily under an hour", says Andrea Travers. Former player turned course architect and commentator Mike Clayton has always been a proponent of holding the PGA outside the United States in every Olympic year and it's a concept that has a lot of merit. "We know what side Bryson is on compared to the rest of us". "I need to get some reps on the greens and see what's there".

Instead of a long shot, I want to ask you about McIlroy.

As golf has evolved internationally it has made less and less sense that three of the game's biggest events be played in the U.S. every year. We just saw Justin Rose.

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Rory McIlroy's only complaint about his season is that he's not winning enough. What is the definition of a long golf course these days?

As it stands, this year's tournament starts less than three weeks after Francesco Molinari hoisted the Claret Jug following his British Open triumph at Carnoustie.

And yet, every swing, every round, every tournament is picked apart and chewed over, moods changing from swing to swing unlike any of the top players in the game. "And he's like, 'oh I'm gonna try to get out and putt, '" she quips.

The Ryder Cup, scheduled to begin on September 28, was also postponed until the next year.

Tiger Woods believes that the golf course is going to be tough to play on due to the increased heat and the damp greens.

Furyk recalls being among many partners who paired up with Woods in his heyday. There are some question marks, however, given his unorthodox approach, and he raised eyebrows with his back-nine implosion at the European Open.

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Johnson said a win at the PGA "would be a very, very great accomplishment", adding, "It would make it into a great year". Not the Australian PGA - which should be - but THE PGA, the one being held this week in Missouri?

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