Quick look at the PGA Championship

Steve Schneiter

"I think I was probably a little more anxious previous year, just because there was a big focus right after winning the Open Championship", Spieth said Tuesday as thunder boomed and rain pelted Bellerive Country Club, washing out many practice rounds. I have put myself in contention in the majors.

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.

Johnson said a win at the PGA "would be a very, very great accomplishment", adding, "It would make it into a great year".

The World Golf Championship event in 2001 was cancelled after the September 11 terrorist attacks, the first PGA Tour event to be cancelled in its entirety in more than 50 years. Tiger Woods only managed to play five holes on a course he hasn't seen in 17 years. "I've gotten into a couple of bad habits, as you said, and that just makes it a little tougher for me to be consistent with a shorter club in my hand". "As I said last week, I'm trending".

"There's a lot of different layers to what Tiger has to go through to win again", said McIlroy.

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Players typically are concerned about rest going into the final major of the year because the British Open was only about two weeks ago and the FedEx Cup playoffs on the PGA Tour are just around the corner.

The championship favourite is Dustin Johnson, while the three previous major winners this year will all play together.

"It's going to be hot, it's going to be wet and fortunately, I'm one of the guys who hit the ball high and gets the ball up in the air". "I had won the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and the Open Championship was at St. Andrews a month later, so I wasn't really asked a lot, other than, 'What would it be like to complete the career Grand Slam at St. Andrews?"' "You can really go anywhere in the country in May and have an opportunity to play".

Meanwhile, European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn has pulled out on the eve of the tournament with a back injury.

The storms are particularly unwelcome for those arriving from last week's Bridgestone Invitational in Ohio. Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and many others are in St. Louis in pursuit of the iconic Wanamaker Trophy. Many squeezed in a practice round Monday, but almost all hoped to do the bulk of their preparation at relatively unfamiliar Bellerive on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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