Friday, 22 February, 2019

Talk with caddie helps defending PGA champ Thomas win

Justin Thomas Thomas carded a one-under-par 69 in the final round at Firestone to finish four shots clear DAVID DERMER AP Justin Thomas Thomas carded a one-under-par 69 in the final round at Firestone to finish four shots clear
Kristopher Love | 09 August, 2018, 04:22

The USGA is often criticized for its U.S. Open setups, whether that's because of long, thick rough or penal green speeds that are created to produce a specific winning score.

"I would take this year over the one where you win a major, but it is about the results at the end of the day", McIlroy told a news conference.

"But since I've been playing well I have a sense of confidence and belief that I totally can get over the line and win one". Cannon Gibbs was leaning down to get Jordan Spieth's autograph on Monday when a fence broke. 5 and 6, respectively, in the standings, have just about locked up their spots. Others, not so much.

Now ranked seventh, Rickie Fowler has a 359-point lead over No. 8 Webb Simpson. McIlroy played a practice round on Wednesday alongside world No 1 Dustin Johnson and Spanish slugger Rahm, and it would be no surprise if the victor came from those three.

"He finished like three groups ago and went to sign everybody's, he stayed there and asked if I was ok", recalled Gibbs.

"It's possible he could do both", Furyk said Wednesday. "I'm not dictated by where I've hit my ball, and then you kind of get concerned with that and those visuals".

"I came last time it was here".

Some years, the setup itself becomes the tournament's dominant story.

Skinny: Barring a total meltdown over the past month, Captain Furyk would be hard-pressed to leave DeChambeau at home. He's learning what you have to do on the back nine of a major on Sunday.

Skinny: Lefty would allow Furyk more flexibility if he qualified on his own. But the depth of 2018's pool combined with the likely captain's picks of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have them fighting for every point. He's the heart and soul of the USA team. Two weeks earlier, he was one shot off the lead until a 71 on a good day for scoring at Carnoustie.

But‚ like his compatriots‚ he is only one good round away from rediscovering the form and game that has made him a top 15 player in the world in the past. So that's how he earned the majority of his points.

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Spieth almost became the youngest ever Masters victor when he finished as runner-up to Bubba Watson on his debut in 2014, and the following year Crenshaw - or Mr. Crenshaw as Spieth deferred to him - spoke of his "maturity" and "competitive fire". He'd be a steady hand when paired with an unproven rookie.

The most recent was at the British Open, when he had the lead in the final round for two holes in the final round until fading to a tie for sixth. One of the longest hitters on Tour could have a field day at Charmin-soft Bellerive as he looks to improve on his underappreciated major record.

"I'd love to be playing late Sunday", said Furyk, who is also in the PGA field, "but if not, I know I'll be glued to the TV and trying to figure out points and what could happen to our top eight".

Skinny: Stanley has emerged from the abyss to challenge for an automatic spot or even a pick.

In the Open at Carnoustie a third round of 71 followed a 65 on Friday, while last week a 63 in the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational was backed up by a 74 on Saturday. That's the most important part when it comes to trying to defend a title. "I want them to enjoy the PGA Championship and worry about winning a major championship".

"I've done well, I'm slowly getting back up the world rankings". A couple of good results could go a long way for Kiz.