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Tiger Woods has brief practice, recovering physically before PGA Championship

09 August 2018

Woods is contesting the PGA Championship for a first occasion since 2015 when he missed the cut for a second straight year.

A year ago as the last major: Starting in 2019, the PGA Championship will move to May, part of an overall schedule overhaul that will give the major season more continuity ... but it'll also mean a long wait from the British Open in July to the Masters in April. While the top 7 are nearly certain to make the team via either automatic pick or captain's pick, it gets a little dicier from eight on downward. Whatever your preferred slogan, it's time again for the PGA Championship, and time to see who captures the season's last major.

"I'm excited about seeing what we have at the end of this week", Furyk added.

Tiger Woods plays a shot during a practice round Tuesday at Bellerive Country Club.

'I think going in there was a big focus on it, given it was right after winning the Open Championship, so it was fresh, I was in form and going to a place that - if I worked up the leaderboard - it would create a lot of noise.

"I think you've got a battle of two giants", Furyk said in his pre-tournament press conference at Bellerive. Unless Woods were to win this week at Bellerive, Furyk said, he would have to recuse himself, meaning literally take himself out of the room, when it comes time for Furyk to discuss with his team whether or not to give Woods a captain's pick.

Quoteworthy: "I've had a really good year so far".

"I needed that day off". "Yesterday I spent a few times in the ice bath just trying to get some inflammation down and just trying to get ready for the rest of the week".

"There's going to be certain days that I'm just not going to have the speed and the flexibility and the movement that I once did". So things are going to be different from day to day, and it's just about managing it.

The 14-time Major victor finished second behind Paul Casey in the Valspar Championship in March and was in contention at Bay Hill the following week before driving out of bounds on the 16th hole of the final round.

Spieth's dramatic Open triumph at Royal Birkdale in 2017 means he needs victory in the US PGA to join Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods in having won all four majors.

And with a second at the Valspar Championship, a fourth at the Quicken Loans and a gutsy share of sixth at Carnoustie Woods was asked how he felt entering his 14th event of the year.

"Unfortunately, I made two mistakes there on 11 and 12 and it cost me a chance to win the championship".

Tiger Woods has brief practice, recovering physically before PGA Championship