As a result of this move, it was also announced that THE PLAYERS Championship will be moved to a date yet to be determined around mid-March.
Spieth is second in the world rankings. ‘My focus is just to go out and enjoy playing a course I love, ‘ he said.
McIlroy, meanwhile, isn’t the only player trying to make sure the year doesn’t end without him winning a major.
Already a victor at the U.S. Open, US PGA Championship and The Open, Sarazen won the second edition of the Masters in 1935. He broke his own course record with a 61 in the third round two years ago.
Twenty-four-year-old Spieth’s shot at the Slam if he wins the Wanamaker trophy puts the Texan directly behind McIlroy at +850, but McIroy’s firm standing as dominant on the Quail Hollow course puts him in the lead with oddsmakers at +700 as of Monday, August 7.
We keep banging on about how much better Spieth putts than McIlroy, but how much better are you going to look if you are putting from 10 feet closer on average? I’m happy with that.
With his British Open triumph at Royal Birkdale last month, Spieth joined the legendary Jack Nicklaus as the only player to take three legs of the Grand Slam before the age of 24. It’s incredible what two (tournaments) can do. A rib injury suffered in January sent him to the sidelines three times and he couldn’t mount any type of momentum. After claiming a second Masters title and fourth U.S. Open crown, Hogan lifted the Claret Jug at Carnoustie – a particularly impressive achievement given he was making his first and only appearance in The Open.
The USPGA Championship has moved to allow the PGA Tour season to finish before the National Football League season gets up and running. Within two years, however, the latter issue will be addressed, part of major reported changes for the tournament and for the overall PGA Tour calendar.
“I’m feeling better, a lot better than I have, and it’s nice”, Walker said at a news conference at Quail Hollow on Tuesday. “I don’t need to be the youngest”.
Drove the ball pretty well? His power off the tee is unbelievable, averaging just under 314 yards per drive.
The serious amounts of rainfall that turned Quail Hollow into something of a slopfest yesterday will only have added to the gleam in his eye.
“Wentworth Club is an iconic location in the realm of British sport and the BMW PGA Championship is always hugely popular”.
For the present the focus is the PGA Championships and then the FedExCup and some events in the Fall season.
4 – majors won by McIlroy to date. “If you do miss a shot, it gives you chances to recover”.
“They are talking about what’s going to happen next season. I’m looking for a really good week this week”.
“I’m not anxious about the golf or the game”, Walker said. They suit my style of game, they’re long and not too narrow.
“It’s going to kind of space everything out a little bit more instead of it all being kind of crammed together”, said top-ranked Dustin Johnson.
Rory McIlroy: As has been discussed ad nauseam, McIlroy owns this course, owns this tournament and has found his form. Seems Spieth knows of what he speaks.