"I spent a few times in the ice bath just trying to get some inflammation down and just trying to get ready for the rest of the week". And a lot of stretching. "Did a leg lift yesterday as well and was ready to go for today".
That noise? It's softened considerably during the a year ago, and the spotlight that accompanied him to Quail Hallow shines a little less brightly on Spieth in St. Louis.
Bellerive received more than an inch of rain on Tuesday, limiting practice time.
Skinny: Like Schauffele, he'll play the first two rounds here with Furyk, and he also got some quality time with the captain during a scouting trip to Paris before The Open. And then he missed the birdie putt, made a double bogey on the next hole and faded away.
"When you're that age, you go out on the putting green...and I'm making putts to try to win the PGA, or to win the Masters.it was a cool week".
It's been like that all year.
The 2016 Masters is the flipside for Spieth - he let slip a five-shot lead on the back nine during a collapse that echoed far beyond the reach of Augusta National. 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. "To get to this point is a phenomenal achievement already".More news: China defends Iran business ties after Trump threat
"I feel like I'm close and closing in", said the world number 11.
At age 42 with a bad back, there will be dips in form and high scores and wayward drives. So things are going to be different from day to day, and it's just about managing it.
Woods is contesting the PGA Championship for a first occasion since 2015 when he missed the cut for a second straight year.
Woods has never been much for moral victories, though he has said throughout the year he considers himself "blessed" simply to be playing.
"With the weather, it does remind me of Valhalla where there's a lot of mounding and it's a big, long golf course", McIlroy said. He's learning to compete again.
"That doesn't mean there's not going to be hard situations, but there are hard situations whenever you conduct a major championship". "I'm still working on a few things in my swing and trying to iron a few kinks out". Woods said he felt he needed the day off Monday as he was coming off four days of competition at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.
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"I'm taking advantage of this time to study the secrets of the greens and all the pitfalls that it can cause", he said.
Woods no longer has that luxury.
Rory McIlroy Rory McIlroy is a two-time victor of the PGA Championship.
"I think you've got a battle of two giants", Furyk said of the two teams.
"My last couple of wins, or maybe past year probably is when".
"It certainly emphasis it in my head, but nothing overpowering, nothing that takes over once I start on the first tee, just more going into the week".
"Since I've been playing well, and particularly since I've been playing well in the majors, I tend to look at them more". He's played 66 rounds of the championship and has played 24 of those rounds in the 60s, 30 under par, a dozen at level par and two dozen over par.More news: Blizzard has 'multiple Diablo projects in the works'
"So trying to interpret whether he's done enough or not done enough - I've obviously thought about it - but it's a position that I don't have to put myself in now".