Published: Wed, May 15, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Rory McIlroy could have edge at Bethpage Black

Rory McIlroy could have edge at Bethpage Black

But ones like Bethpage Black, where the PGA Championship starts Thursday, are tailored for him.

"I think he's particularly focussed on Snead's record, which is a milestone in anyone's career", said McLaughlin, who also manages the World Golf Hall of Fame.

It wasn't because Brooks Koepka, his best friend in golf, walked away from Bellerive with the Wanamaker Trophy for his third major championship.

"I get Tiger was back, so it's a little bit different, " Koepka said of where the focus went at the Masters - and always will go with Woods around. "But I think '99 was a big moment to kick-start all that transpired".

Harrington already has chose to use only three captain's picks for the team, allowing the ninth-ranked player in the standings to automatically qualify.

"This is my 11th PGA Championship". "So it's a much later date for the picks".

"If you just hang around - I think one of the big things that I've learned over the last few years is you don't need to win it, you don't have to try to go win it".

To Harrington, nothing compares with representing the continent in what has become the most intense event in golf. Some days he aches, some days he doesn't. "It is a huge deal to play in the Ryder Cup team in terms of people's careers".

Previous year at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open, he went from a four-shot lead to a four-way tie going into the last round, and then Koepka simply outplayed him. But face it, the underdog role never really suited him.

Daly, who is eligible for the tournament for life because he is a past champion, had been denied permission to use a cart at the U.S. Senior Open a year ago, but he regularly uses one on the Champions Tour for players 50 and over.

It's safe to say Tiger Woods was not impressed with the request.

"I was feeling good in the gym, but I wasn't mentally prepared to log in the hours", Woods said.

He was referring to the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines, which Woods played on shredded ligaments in his left knee and a double stress fracture in the leg.

His only major was at Oakmont, famous for Johnson having to play the final seven holes without knowing the score because of a rules dispute. The companies will typically incorporate colorways and landmarks related to the surrounding area, or highlight an iconic piece of the golf course.

"Tiger's there in his workout clothes and I said, 'Tiger come have a beer with us, man, '" Daly recalls. He applied to use to a golf cart through the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Daly has arthritis in his right knee and he requested to be allowed to use a cart because of medical issues. He was replaced by J.T. Poston, who will make his PGA debut. Last week, Davis Love III (Winged Foot in 1997) withdrew.

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