The star golfers who can transform their year in a flash

Hope Soto
August 9, 2018

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Wednesday, and the final day of practice for the final Major of the year, promises more thunderstorms.

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. That obviously comes out more when you are under pressure. You just take it for what it is and hit it between the trees at 370.

Woods was of course the main draw in all this, and his galleries will be jam-packed again when he tees off at 9:23 a.m. ET Thursday with Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

Scoring is different for the Majors Challenge game as well. If all twelve of your golfers finish -5, your score would be -60.

"I think we would all agree, or most of us would agree, that the face of this game has to change if it's going to grow". The presence of the alternates allows you to be a bit more aggressive with players who are dealing with injuries. Justin Rose has been a stalwart. He's got a lot of top-10s.

Streelman finished in the top 10 at the John Deere Classic last month, but he missed the cut last week at the Barracuda Championship, the tournament that runs concurrently with the WGC event. He's learning what you have to do on the back nine of a major on Sunday.

Take a look at some of the world's best players' résumés, and what you notice is a glaring void on their respective 2018 seasons: the lack of a major championship victory. I feel like I'm close and closing in.

This week's PGA marks the last chance for American players to make the top eight on points; the FedExCup Playoffs will help determine the final four.

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Woods addressed the concerns over his health leading into the PGA Championship, and explained that he won't be as consistent as he once was due to his age.

Leishman has also welcomed sticky conditions, having won the 2015 Nedbank Challenge in scorching hot Sun City, South Africa, as well as the US Tour's Travelers Championship in a humid CT in June, 2012. That leaves a relatively small pool of players to choose from in Group D.

Yet rarely do the same critiques accompany the PGA, and Haigh said that's because "my hope and I think the plan is that the players are the story".

Woods, ranked 51st, has not won a major title since the 2008 US Open and has not won any event since the 2013 WGC Bridgestone Invitational. "It's another chance to give myself a chance to win a golf tournament". Ollie Schniederjans and Andy Sullivan probably deserves some consideration out of Group D, as well. "I think it would make it into a great year". I like Thomas Pieters, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley, Byeong-Hun An, Adam Scott, Thorbjorn Olesen and Ryan Moore, but narrowing it down to four starters and an alternate is tough.

The U.S. team has not won a Ryder Cup on the road since 1993, when Davis Love III, now 54, made a putt at The Belfry in England to seal a U.S. victory. "So whether it will be winning the PGA or winning a regular Tour event, it would be sort of the next step".

Tiger Woods, who led last month's British Open with eight holes to play, hasn't won a major in more than 10 years. "There's going to be a lot of people", Thomas said.

"I hit some balls today and felt absolutely fine and really comfortable with my swing and the way it's moving", he said.

It's unlikely one of the six South Africans in the field is going to make it three from three at Bellerive for Africa‚ but golf is one sport where form does not necessarily translate to success.

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