Phil Mickelson - who has more experience at Quail Hollow (52 rounds on TOUR) than anybody in the field except perhaps Quail Hollow resident/club member Webb Simpson - said the changes are noticeable but not jarring. We'll see. It's the PGA!
Spieth would be 24 years and 17 days old on Sunday, about six months younger than Woods - the youngest to win all four majors so far - was when he won the 2000 British Open to complete his career slam.
The biggest benefit to the PGA Tour is being able to complete the FedEx Cup play-offs before the start of the NFL and college football seasons.
But William Hill sports book director Nick Bogdanovich said there's no value in betting on single-digit favorites on the PGA Tour.
Skinny: Likes golfing at this time of year. Will the problematic back hold up?.
Jordan Spieth is feeling none of that.
Asked what odds he'd give himself, McIlroy cited two wins in eight starts at Quail Hollow. He tearfully pulled out of the Match Play Championship six holes in, too distraught to play, to join her ahead of the surgery.
Despite that, however, he was a contender at Royal Birkdale and while he finished down the leaderboard at Firestone last week his final round 68 was his best of the week, perhaps an indication he has found that little something in his game. (He'd finish second in four U.S. Opens). Open 2013). Lost in playoff to Sergio at The Masters. Won U.S. Open 2012. He has finished in the top 10 each time, but has yet to truly contend on a Sunday at the Masters.
Skinny: Probably won't contend at age 47, but always fun to watch for as long as he lasts in a tournament.
"That's a lot of value for (Grace), who has placed well in major championships", he said. First prize: TBA ($1.8 million in 2016).
Now he's listed at 7-1, and he doesn't feel much differently.
Quite a few people now fancy the chances of Hideki Matsuyama and the odds available on that golfer does represent the volume of wagers placed on him and for reference those odds are now around 12/1! It's Glory's Last Shot!
"The lead in time frame between January moving into March is going to be pretty spectacular", said THE PLAYERS Executive Director Jared Rice. He hit a 2-iron to 15 feet and made eagle on the 18th.
The US PGA, which began as a match-play event in 1916 and became a stroke-play tournament in 1958, has been contested in July or August every year apart from 1971, when it was staged in February.
Player, a nine-time major championship victor, completed the slam aged 29 in the 1965 US Open at Bellerive, the only time he won the event.
History shows a handful of very good players captured three legs of the career slam but fell painfully shy of collecting that fourth trophy. Quail Hollow has been host of the now named Wells Fargo Championship since 2003, except that it moved to Wilmington, N.C., this year because of the PGA.
Also in his group is Ernie Els, who has officially played in 100 majors after his tee shot on the 10th hole.
Jason Day's swagger - and his motivation - have returned.
That list includes US left-hander Phil Mickelson, a five-time major victor missing only the US Open after a record six runner-up showings in that event, and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, a four-time major victor lacking only the Masters to complete his career sweep.
But Day - who is 179th on Tour for driving accuracy - admits notching a second career major will come down to hitting fairways. Jack Nicklaus. Tiger Woods.