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Tiger says overcoming elements will be key in San Francisco
Tiger says overcoming elements will be key in San Francisco

Tiger Woods competes for his 16th major title at the PGA Championship this week on a TPC Harding Park course he knows well but will have to cope with August temperatures he is unaccustomed to when cool San Francisco fog blankets the area. The Florida resident, who got to know the course on the shores of Lake Merced when he played at nearby Stanford University in the mid-1990s, has said his surgically-repaired back can tighten up in colder weather. "I think that for me when it's cooler like this, I need to make sure that my core stays warm, layering up properly," a bundled up Woods told reporters on Tuesday.

Woods in a better place heading into this PGA Championship
Woods in a better place heading into this PGA Championship

The course is one Tiger Woods knows well and where he has winning memories. The PGA Championship is a major he has won four times, more than anyone except Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen. Coming off the deep emotions of a Masters victory that capped his remarkable comeback, Woods lasted only two days at Bethpage Black and missed the cut.

Tiger Woods relishes chance to focus on winning USPGA again
Tiger Woods relishes chance to focus on winning USPGA again 'without people yelling'

Tiger Woods has informed Rory McIlroy that, from his standpoint, the absence of crowds will not be a problem when the pair tee off in the US PGA Championship on Thursday. "As far as energy is concerned that'll be the same," Woods said. "I'm pretty intense when I play, regardless." Since the restart, McIlroy has been honest in admitting that he has struggled in the behind-closed doors arena, as he has failed to record a single top 10 in five events. "It's very hard for me to keep focus out here," McIlroy said. "When there are fans there's that energy and atmosphere and it's easy to get into the mindset that you need." Of course, if anything should concentrate the mind it is a grouping in...

Tiger Woods must channel good Harding Park vibes at PGA Championship
Tiger Woods must channel good Harding Park vibes at PGA Championship

Tiger hasn't played Harding Park a lot, but he's had memorable moments when he's teed it up by Lake Merced.

Tiger, McIlroy and Thomas grouped together at PGA Championship
Tiger, McIlroy and Thomas grouped together at PGA Championship

Two former world number ones will play alongside the game's freshly crowned top player when Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas go out as a group in the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park this week. Woods, who has played once since the PGA Tour resumed in June, is seeking his 16th major and fifth PGA Championship title but the 44-year-old is an underdog given concerns about how his surgically repaired back will react to the cool San Francisco weather. World number three McIlroy won his fourth major six years ago and has said quarantine gave him the chance to focus on again winning the sport's biggest prizes, starting with the PGA Championship followed by the U.S. Open and...

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