"Try and get as many holes as I possibly can, but also make sure that I'm ready for an a.m. start on Thursday".
Woods revealed this week that he prepared to play the fourth major of the year by taking an ice bath to reduce inflammation he was experiencing. You choose three starters from Group A, three from Group B, four from Group C and two from Group D. In one of the biggest twists from other games, you also choose one alternate from each group. The group tees off at 8:17 a.m. on Thursday.
Scoring is different for the Majors Challenge game as well. The obvious difference being the number of majors won by the aforementioned three players, while Fowler is yet to break his duck.
He was asked if he would take a year that included a major championship and a dozen missed cuts or the kind of consistency he has shown this year. I've never had a spinal restriction before, and I played all those years without it. He has finished in the top 10 in each of his last four tournaments, including finishing tied for second at The Open Championship. That being said, he pulled out of the Bridgestone Invitational with back spasms, and that fact is enough to make him unplayable in some formats.More news: Tottenham make £25m bid to sign 22-year-old
"Unfortunately, I made two mistakes there on 11 and 12 and it cost me a chance to win the championship". That being said, there is still some risk he withdraws in the middle of the tournament or isn't himself because of the injury.
"We need to get there prepared and ready to go", he said, "and make life hard on them".
New British Open champion Francesco Molinari of Italy, who played alongside Woods in the final round at Carnoustie, remains impressed with the former world number one and his impact on so many careers. On four Sunday afternoons a year, they are playing for history.
While the elite dream of championship glory, the PGA is unique in that 20 club professionals are granted a spot in the field. He hopes that his health will allow him to play in many more majors. That leaves a relatively small pool of players to choose from in Group D.More news: Russia's Medvedev Warns Of 'Horrible' Conflict If Georgia Joins NATO
Out of the remaining players, I expect PGA Tour rookie Joaquin Niemann to be in a ton of lineups, including my own. Only 13 players from that tournament are in the field; Woods missed it due to knee surgery he had that year after winning the U.S. Open. He is fifth on the PGA Tour in Par 4 Scoring, second in Strokes Gained: Approach and fourth in Scrambling from the Sand. This should have the benefit of reducing the likelihood that a PGA Championship will be played in a blast furnace, and might also get rid of the appendix feel that the event has dangling in the dog days of summer the way it does now.
"Blessed. Very blessed. As I was saying earlier, I didn't really know if I was going to be here or not at this level and very blessed to be here".
"Even though he's won 14 of these things, if you haven't done it for awhile, you still have to re-learn a few things, and I think he's going through that stage". But neither he nor Spieth are in great current form right now like Thomas, Koepka and the two top names on the week's golf odds - Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy.
"I have put myself in contention in the majors". If you have any questions or want to trash talk my picks, feel free to do so in the comments or on Twitter.More news: Female heart attack patients likely to survive if treated by women doctors