PGA Championship: Another first-time major winner at Quail Hollow?

Seamus Power golf

Jordan Spieth who won a maiden Open Championship at the Royal Birkdale last month will be entering the competition with the hope to become youngest golfer to complete a career grand slam.

Spieth's could join a tp class of talent past to achieve the feat with only Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen having won all four titles.

Spieth says he'll draw on how he handled the pressure after winning the first two majors of 2015 as he tees it up at North Carolina's Quail Hollow this week. "Do I have to be the youngest?"

"I'm not putting that much pressure on myself", he said.

"It's not a burning desire to have to be the youngest to do something, and that would be the only reason there would be added expectations".

Possibly soft conditions with thunderstorms in the forecast into the weekend shouldn't dampen McIlroy's major chances, given that he won a rain-soaked US Open in 2011 by eight strokes at Congressional.

"The more years you go on playing PGAs, and if I don't win one in the next 10 years, then maybe there's added pressure", Spieth said. "The rough is brutal".


"I had a good Sunday last week, but there's some things that are not quite where I want them to be, and they need to be better very early, starting tomorrow [Thursday] morning".

McIlroy addressed the media in the immediate aftermath of the PGA of America confirming news as revealed by the Guardian last November that this tournament will revert to a slot in the month of May from 2019. We had to leave for the airport right about when he sent that one over by the driving range and had to take that drop. Just ask Rory McIlroy who's testing a different wedge configuration for the PGA Championship.

This week at the PGA Championship is more about being free from the burden of trying to win a major this year. He was 24 years old.

Bobby Jones won the original Grand Slam in 1930, capturing the U.S. Open, U.S. Amateur, British Open and British Amateur in the same season.

"At the end of the day, I've always been a feel player, so if I feel something that works and I can ride that feeling throughout the week, then we should be fine".

"The golf course is in spectacular shape and we'll see what happens here the next four days", Bevacqua said.

The only PGA Championship victor since 2008 who wasn't a first-time major victor was McIlroy in 2012 and 2014. You're going to lose some tournaments because of it, but you're going to win a lot more than playing any other way.

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