Tiger Woods has confirmed he WILL play at the PGA Championship later today. The 14-time major winner played Valhalla’s front nine on Wednesday before walking the back nine with caddy Joe LaCava, hitting a few chips and putts along the way:
"I feel good. Once the bone is put back in, it's all good. The inflammation has been down, I've had range of motion. As you saw out there, I got my speed, my power, and I just need to obviously keep moving. It feels great to be back here. The fans are enthusiastic. They're loud, they're into it. It's a totally different golf course than what I played in 2000. These greens are all different. I have my book from 2000; it's useless. There's some new things that we have to learn out there. Joey has been here on the ground. He's got a pretty good handle on it. We'll run through some more of it as we go."
Sergio Garcia enters the final major of the year off the back of two runner-up finishes to Rory McIlroy at The Open and the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational but he’s happy with his recent results:
“The only one that I could say maybe I could have done a little bit better, obviously Sunday I could have putted definitely a little bit better. For some reason, I just struggled with the speed of the greens. But you know, if you look at some of the other finishes, I was coming from behind, I was attacking, and I was trying to catch up. So I think for the most part, it's all been very positive.”
Rickie Fowler has also been in good form. He tied second with Garcia behind McIlroy at Hoylake and he’s keen to take on the Northern Irishman again:
"I look forward to going head-to-head with him quite a bit more. This week is definitely a possibility. He's obviously on top of his game. I feel like he's driving it some of the best I've ever seen, not just for him, of anyone, and that becomes a definite advantage. If he keeps doing that, he'll be tough to beat, and it would be fun to go up against him on Sunday. Like I said at The Open Championship a couple weeks ago, it won't be the last time him and I are in the final group and going at it on Sunday."
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