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I haven't played well enough when it has counted, admits Rory McIlroy

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Northern Ireland's McIlroy has not won a major since the 2014 US PGA Championships title, which marked his second win in the event following a 2012 success. "But, I think, within myself, I would be happier to play the golf that I'm playing because I'm giving myself chances almost every week that I tee it up". I haven't closed out those tournaments as I would have liked, but at least I'm putting myself in position.

"The only thing I haven't done is win enough". "I disappoint a lot of people".

"I had a lot of stretching". But Furyk makes four captain's picks next month to complete the lineup and held out hope of double duty for Woods, who has battled back this year from spinal fusion surgery.

"I feel like I'm just showing up to catch Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, I wouldn't do that".

Woods, a 14-time major champion, has not won a major since the 2008 US Open and hasn't won any event since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational. 'Some courses you would be but I can see that this one is basically target golf, where you've just got to hit your numbers and find the right quadrants on the greens'. And I know it has to do with timing and being able to get everything there at the same time, and as an amateur, that's what you're looking for: How are they able to generate the power and the distance?

"But it's a process".

"But that was the number one thing that stuck out, how much he struggled in that first round but stuck in, kept that belief and kept himself in the game and ended up winning a major was the number one thing for me".

Woods, meanwhile, is a four-time US PGA victor in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

"It's certainly close", McIlroy said. "He was in bed".

McIlroy is one of several big hitters arriving at the year's final major in top form. It last hosted a PGA Championship in 1992 but has played host to a few Champions Tour events since that point.

Woods was among the players due to compete at Bellerive Country Club in 2001 when the WGC-American Express Championship was cancelled due to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Seventeen years later, Woods is back at Bellerive for the start of the PGA Championship. Without a doubt, the next step in my career is to win in America and win a major. Players typically take the final day of practice to get in nine holes, or maybe do light work on their games.

"I needed that day off".

"If he were to make the team, he would be a popular choice for guys to pick", Furyk said. Sometimes it just doesn't go your way and your bad shots can get punished when on other days they don't.

Woods lowest score was a second round 63 on route to victory in 2007 while his highest round an opening day 77 in the 2011 and the very first time he missed the cut. So, the PGA began soliciting offers from around the country, and Frisco officials proposed a site that would include two, semi-public 18-hole courses.

Skinny: Like Schauffele, he'll play the first two rounds here with Furyk, and he also got some quality time with the captain during a scouting trip to Paris before The Open. "Through animations and how the greens are mapped ahead of time, we will have an accurate depiction of where the ball needs to be putt, along with the speed, for it to go in. It felt very familiar", Woods added.

Davis Love III joins an elite club this week at the PGA Championship, as he makes his 100th major appearance. "Really good for the fans and I think good for CBS, too".

"Going home and getting some, not just physical rest but mental rest, could be such a benefit for me if I get into contention this week".

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