McIlroy calls for more majors at public courses

John Daly had withdrawn from the PGA Championship

Temperatures are expected to be in the mid to upper 60s, with winds up to 20 miles per hour this week in San Francisco. Every day is a lot more comfortable.

He will obtain special exemptions to return to Switzerland and then come back to the United States for November's Masters at Augusta National. I think anybody would.

"I've gotten myself to the point now where I do have it back, which is an awesome feeling", he said.

It gets frustrating. I felt like I was playing a little better.

"It was nice to be there with the family, and I think in some way it's going to prolong my career. That's just the way it is". The Memorial was his first start in five months since ending 68th at The Genesis Invitational in February. Thomas won the 2017 PGA Championship before Koepka's back-to-back titles in 2018 and 2019.

"It is important to let the public see us on golf courses that they've played before, that are accessible for them, that aren't too expensive to get on". He was also part of the victorious US Presidents Cup team in 2009 at TPC Harding. At the moment, it is the PGA Championship the one that will grab all the attention until Sunday, since there are many fronts open before the start of the tournament.

"This is a big-boy golf course. Ball is not going very far".

The greens are firm which again will favour the longer players who are approaching them with short irons. This tournament, which he has won twice, provided that last major success at Valhalla when he finished a shot clear of Phil Mickelson. And then there is a discussion on where else he will play in the remainder of 2020.

Following the PGA Championship are three weeks of FedEx Cup playoff events with the US Open on September 17-20 at Winged Foot near NY. Nobody likes playing bad. Atop world rankings, stars have plenty to prove.

McIlroy before the pandemic was in brilliant form.

The 33-year-old won golf's last major championship by capturing the British Open at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland 13 months ago, making him golf's most recent major champion. Interestingly, McIlroy had a win at TPC Harding in the WGC in 2015. I like the way I'm hitting it, and how it feels.

Woods, meanwhile, has one eye on this week's weather forecast in San Francisco, with the former world No 1's lower back notoriously vulnerable to the cooler temperatures expected.

Scott will be joined at the PGA by fellow Australians Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith, Matt Jones and Lucas Herbert. All of them are in the field this week.

Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Xander Schauffele are the other best bets to win the tourney. Koepka did it previous year and in 2018. Thomas skipped the 2019 edition due to wrist injury.

European Tour player Herbert has begun a three-month stint in the US that began with last week's World Golf Championships event in Tennessee before major starts at this week's PGA Championship in California and next month's US Open in NY.