Molinari dreams big at 100th PGA - English

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Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is a player who's seemingly in contention every week, yet he's still searching for his first victory on USA soil and his first major championship.

Playing partner Justin Thomas opened with a birdie.

A win for Rory McIlroy would not only break his slump of 14 consecutive major starts without a victory, but it would put into exclusive company with Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus as the only other players to win this tournament at least three times in the stroke play era.

"It's great to win one and be classed as a major champion, but I want to do it multiple times in my career".

The former world number one would have been the youngest player to achieve the feat if he had won the title a year ago, but could only finish 28th at Quail Hollow as his close friend Justin Thomas lifted the Wanamaker Trophy.

"It's heart breaking; I've known Jarrod for a long time and my thoughts and prayers go out to (Lyle's wife) Briony and the two kids". It is why he was asked repeatedly about inflammation Tuesday at Bellerive Country Club.

Usually by the time the PGA Championship comes around the talk of PGA TOUR Player of the Year is settling into a tight race. Koepka on the other hand still isn't being priced among the top favorites despite owning wins in two of golf's last six major championships.

Day's closest calls have come at the PGA Championship, finishing second by a shot to Jimmy Walker during his title defence in 2016, before sharing ninth behind victor Justin Thomas past year.

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Pressed on whether there would be incomings or outgoings at Old Trafford, Mourinho added: "The information I have is no". Mourinho's transfer targets were not shared by the United board. "I expect a better United than last season".

Woods briefly led the British Open on Sunday but shared sixth last month at Carnoustie, while Fleetwood shared 12th.

"It was a tough start to the back nine".

'I understand this year's been kind of a building year for me and I've been working back towards the level that I like to be at, ' Spieth added.

The USGA is often criticized for its U.S. Open setups, whether that's because of long, thick rough or penal green speeds that are created to produce a specific winning score. "So, yeah, I mean I can probably relate a little bit".

"It's hard to remember a course I've played that has so many doglegs left", he said.

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Thomas Bjorn has withdrawn on the eve of the PGA Championship after an old back injury flared up, giving first alternate Kevin Streelman a spot in the field at Bellerive.

But anecdotal evidence would suggest that Woods had a stiff back on Saturday when he shot a 73 at Firestone Country Club, making just one birdie.

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