Quail Hollow returned to the PGA Tour schedule in 2003, though it went through changes in recent years.
"Do I have to be the youngest [to do it]? No".
"I kind of took some time to reflect last week".
"I just don't feel it". If it happens great. "It's a golf course I've played well on before".
As always, the PGA Championship boasts one of the strongest 156-player fields of the year.
Spieth, who celebrated his 24th birthday just four days after lifting the Claret Jug, was a distant 36th when McIlroy won the Open at Hoylake in 2014 and missed the cut in the US PGA at Valhalla when McIlroy won by a shot from Phil Mickelson. Five Top 15s including a win since the Players Championship in May. This is a chance to complete the Grand Slam.
Spieth and McIlroy are the obvious favorites, and could head into Sunday as the final pairing, but there are a couple of other players who have caught my eye as potential winners.
In Europe, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth will also move in the calendar.
Many eyes will be on Jordan Spieth to see if he can make history by winning this week to complete the career grand slam, but there are many holes that will need to be played before any real conversation about that can be had.
The model also is calling for a huge long shot to make a run at his first major title, which could mean a big payoff. That would put him fourth on the all-time list behind Nicklaus and Walter Hagen with five and Woods with four.
There are two big reasons why these changes are being made down the road: the National Football League and the Olympics.
During his pre-tournament press conference prior to the start of the PGA, McIlroy was asked about his caddie situation, including if anyone had approached him yet regarding the position.
"So I'd be a big advocate for an off-season, if we ever had one". I love the golf course. Then three weeks ago, Spieth, with that historic finish, the drive 100 yards off line and a bogey, followed by three birdies and an eagle, won the British Open.
Spieth will play alongside fellow reigning major champions Sergio Garcia of Spain, who captured his first major title at the Masters, and American Brooks Koepka, the US Open victor, in the first two rounds.
Thursday and Friday, 1 p.m.to 7 p.m., TNT.
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