Tiger Woods battles inflammation ‘everywhere’ this week at PGA Championship

Brandt Snedeker

Brandt Snedeker

"I've definitely become a little more rotational in my swing over the past couple of years, and some of that is through bad habit and some of that is through injury", he said, adding that the only major he feels he had a real chance to win since 2014 was The Open at Carnoustie last month. Phil Mickelson hasn't won one since 2013.

"I only had to think about it for about a month", Woods said of the career Slam.

And Bellerive is not a familiar course, as it last hosted a big event 10 years ago when the BMW Championship was played here.

The PGA Championship's slogan used to read: "Glory's Last Shot".

A field with 98 of the world's 100 top players sees reigning major champions Brooks Koepka (US Open), Patrick Reed (Masters) and Francesco Molinari (British Open) grouped together only a wet layout.

On Friday, live coverage will begin at 2.30pm with the Jon Rahm, Justin Rose and Jordan Spieth group. "So he's shown over the past few years he's mentally very good, so I'm sure he won't have a problem".

Marc Leishman is next best of the Australians at two under midway through his round, while former world No.1 Adam Scott is a shot back at one under.

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"That's the hardest thing. now, I'm tearing up". The only thing I haven't done is win enough.

"As long as I can get my game and ball into shape, it could be a good week".

Thomas talked about getting himself back into contention.

Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is a player who's seemingly in contention every week, yet he's still searching for his first victory on US soil and his first major championship.

Eleven Sports have the rights for the event this year, so if you are looking to the BBC, Sky Sports of BT Sport for your golf action then you will not find it.

In the search for a "modern headquarters setting" the PGA of America has been in discussions to partner with Frisco, Texas on a new headquarters and golf facility capable of more close interaction with major corporations and hosting future PGAs or a Ryder Cup.

"Since I've been playing well, and particularly since I've been playing well in the majors, I tend to look at them more". At the end of the day, a lot of careers are defined on major championships. I didn't really have those issues when I was early in my career because I didn't have a fixed point in my back.

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