PGA Championship Predictions: One Of These Five Golfers Will Win Wanamaker Trophy

Jordan Spieth plays an approach shot during a practice round at Bellerive Country Club

Jordan Spieth plays an approach shot during a practice round at Bellerive Country Club

The now 42-year old is a four-time PGA Championship victor having won the event in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

Woods, a four-time victor of the PGA Championship, recently finished tied for sixth at The Open Championship for his best result at a major in five years.

Glory's last shot! This is major! I thought my lineup was in really good shape when only three of my golfers missed the cut, but it wasn't to be.

Jordan Spieth seemed set to overtake Woods' 14 major titles, particularly after a stretch of five majors in 2015-16 where he recorded two wins, two seconds and a fourth, all before turning 23. I mean, 18 months ago the guy couldn't walk. I played in a lot of final groups and I haven't played well enough when it's counted.

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. McIlroy said he would take this year, because that would mean he has giving himself chances to win. By finishing 5, 2, 2 and 3, he joins Nicklaus, Woods and Spieth as the only players to finish in the top five in all four majors in a year.

(AAP )Jason Day is a former victor of the US PGA. You choose three starters from Group A, three from Group B, four from Group C and two from Group D. In one of the biggest twists from other games, you also choose one alternate from each group.

"So there's going to be quite a few guys trying to get out there to play, and I'm going to be one of them".

That's because Woods thinks he can still make the top eight and earn an automatic spot.

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Woods has climbed from off-the-charts to 20th in the standings over the past seven months, taking a big jump after contending in the British Open at Carnoustie. Also in the hunt: majors bridesmaid Matt Kuchar, British Open darling Xander Schauffele, and Masters anklebreaker Tony Finau.

"I needed that day off, " Woods said. "As I said last week, I'm trending".

At the Championship, Justin Thomas is back as defending champion and up to No. 2 in the world, behind only Dustin Johnson. And when Johnson became engaged to Paulina Gretzky, many of those fans became fans of the former U.S. Open champion, too. It'll be hot in St. Louis, with storylines aplenty, so let's run down the various scenarios. "If I had an answer to it, I would give it to you, but I really don't know". But beyond that, courses such as Shoal Creek in Alabama and layouts in Texas, Florida and California that were written off because of oppressive summer heat could be in the mix.

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

Spieth just didn't win, putting together four consistent-if-unspectacular rounds that left him tied for 28th, well behind good buddy Justin Thomas. The stakes have been raised this week for both players, as they have been grouped with U.S. Ryder Cup team captain Jim Furyk on Thursday and Friday at Bellerive.

Regardless of who makes the team for the matches in France this September, British Open victor Francesco Molinari of Italy predicted Tuesday the American team will be "one of the strongest ever". Please like us as much as the Masters!

Now, those who tried to get on the course at Bellerive are simply soaked. Many who competed last week at the Bridgestone took Monday off and had aborted practice rounds on Tuesday.

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