The major championship portion of the 2016-17 golf wraparound season concludes this weekend at the PGA Championship outside Charlotte, N.C. This tournament generally has the best field of the year and it's no exception in 2017 with all but two of the world's Top 111 scheduled to play.
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Sam Brazel was the final Australian to tee up in OH and while the course is one that doesn't suit his game he played determined golf to finish T47 at 5-over for the week. His track record at Quail Hollow is not tremendous.
Thousands of trees have been removed to both reshape the course and allow more sunlight onto the new greens, whilst some may have been taken out to allow grandstands as well.
But among the four wins is a playoff victory at Quail Hollow over Rory McIlroy in 2012 - Fowler's first win. That's a lot working in his favor this week. All he needs now is a little more consistency on the greens.
McIlroy is in this week's no-cut World Golf Championship (WGC) Bridgestone Invitational and will be keen to land the PGA Championship too. While he still hasn't won his first major, he has plenty of experience peppering leaderboards in the world's biggest events.
"I had to get over some added pressure and fear, which shouldn't ever happen - fear of what I was going to have to answer and how long I would have to answer", he said.
Dustin Johnson (12-1): DJ is familiar with these parts, growing up and going to college in SC.
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Thomas Pieters (23) - This high?
A victory here would earn Spieth his fourth Major title, while a win for McIlroy would leave him with five and in the company of some real legends, notably Phil Mickelson, Byron Nelson, Seve Ballesteros, James Braid, John Henry Taylor and Peter Thomson.
McIlroy suffered through a slow round with the groups in front of him playing rather slowly.
Jason Day (7) - Recent injuries and confidence issues have led to a down season for Day, but he's returning to an event in which he's enjoyed an abundance of success. Last year, the PGA Championship was forced to move forward to just two weeks after the Open due to the Olympics.
1 - it is the first time Quail Hollow has staged a men's major. The U.S. Open will follow in June and the Open Championship is now the anchor event in July. His last four trips to Quail Hollow have resulted in 4th-4th-11th-3rd. Big track, consistent season and he has played well at this tournament in the past.
The site will be Quail Hollow, one of the most exclusive private golf clubs in America, located in Charlotte, N.C. Quail Hollow was originally designed by George Cobb almost 60 years ago. Noteworthy: Tiger Woods is the only player to win the PGA Championship in back-to-back years since it moved to stroke play in 1958.