He didn't wilt. Didn't even wither.
Above them Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson all have three wins.
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.
Woods only concern now, and like that of all teeing-up this week in St. Louis, is the weather. He looked as if he might be turning the corner at the British Open last month when he shot 65 on Saturday to surge into contention, but a birdie-less Sunday and final-round 76 dropped him to the wayside. Many who competed last week at the Bridgestone took Monday off and had aborted practice rounds on Tuesday.
"I'm a little under the radar this year, and I don't mind it", Spieth acknowledged, "but at the same time, this tournament will always be circled until hopefully I win it one day".More news: Everton land Barcelona's Yerry Mina and Andre Gomes and Brazil international Bernard
As was expected, Tiger Woods was the centre of attention during media day at the PGA Championship.
Fleetwood was second at the US Open in June, a shot behind Brooks Koepka after a final-day 63 - the joint-lowest round in the tournament's history.
"It's just a matter of how much I'm going to get in [Wednesday]", Woods said. He's not a insane popular pick among the analysts, but he's proven at the U.S. Open to not be discounted.
The U.S. Open champion is dating model/actress Jena Sims.
But on Tuesday it was Thomas Bjørn, with four captain's picks for his European squad to take on the United States in Paris next month, who was quizzed about Woods. "Playing around my spine's a little bit different".
If nothing else, Spieth should have plenty of support this week.More news: Heatwave to come to a crashing end with thunderstorms and cooler temperatures
"A lot of careers are defined on major championships".
"I might put a few noses out of joint by saying, but in my opinion, (he's) the best player that's ever played the game", said Bjørn. I haven't closed out those tournaments as I would have liked, but at least I'm putting myself in position, and that's all I can do.
Guess we'll see starting tomorrow.
"This week would mean a great deal, especially I've had a really good year so far, I think it would make it into a great year".