"It's hard to put your finger on why I would have performed better in one event and not so much this one".
Kerry Haigh of the PGA of America took what some considered a subtle shot at the USGA when he said Tuesday his goal in setting up courses for the PGA Championship is to let the players be the stars.
"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".
Ryder Cup: The PGA Championship is the final event for players to finish among the top eight qualifiers for the U.S. Ryder Cup team.
Woods has not played the PGA since 2015 at Whistling Straits, where he missed the cut.
Soon it was time for a walk down Tiger Woods Memory Lane, with Molinari being asked to reflect on caddying at the US Masters for his brother Edoardo, who happened to be playing in a group with Woods.
"Some of my driving let me down badly on Sunday", he said.
"I have a sense of confidence and belief that I totally can get over the line and win one. I don't want to talk", the PGA's chief championship officer said from a podium.
"There's a lot of different layers to what Tiger has to go through to win again", said McIlroy.
Perseid meteor shower peaks Saturday, Sunday nights
Some meteors could appear streaking across the sky for several seconds, leaving a trail of glowing smoke in their wake. However, the Perseids meteor shower is so bright that it is actually visible through lightly polluted skies.
The only player with better odds to win the 100th edition of the PGA Championship this week is World No. 1 Dustin Johnson. And when Johnson became engaged to Paulina Gretzky, many of those fans became fans of the former U.S. Open champion, too.
Davis Love III never even made it to St. Louis.
If nothing else, Spieth should have plenty of support this week. "You can really go anywhere in the country in May and have an opportunity to play".
Justin Thomas clinched the fourth US spot by winning the Bridgestone last week, and Bubba Watson, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Webb Simpson hold the other four automatic slots.
The storms are particularly unwelcome for those arriving from last week's Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio.
Woods, the headliner in an all-star group with four-times major victor Rory McIlroy and defending champion Justin Thomas, got off to a horrific bogey, double-bogey start and spent the rest of his round undoing the damage to salvage a level-par 70.
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