US PGA Championship 2019: Brutal Bethpage set to provide stiff test

Tiger had never failed to win a major when leading with 18 to play, but that record was broken in sensational fashion by Y.E. Yang. Check out the odds below and visit SportsLine now to see the full 2019 PGA Championship projected leaderboard from the model that nailed the winners of four golf majors. He was named PGA's Rookie of the Year, Player of the Year, and FedEx Cup champion and was riding on top of the golf world.

Bethpage is also a whopping 7,459 yards, despite being a par 70, with six of its par-four holes measuring more than 450 yards.

When Woods held his nerve to close out his Masters win it ended a once-unthinkable major drought for the best golfer of his generation that stretched back to the 2008 U.S. Open.

"I hope I'm not anonymous at Bethpage. So it's still fair". In-between making a successful defence of his US Open title and winning this Championship last August, Koepka finished only 39th at the Open Championship and that's the only time he's finished worse than 21st in any of his last 14 majors. "I'm not looking at it like that", the 43-year-old insisted. Last May, Glover's wife Krista was charged with domestic battery and resisting arrest without violence.

"I'm in every way a different person than 10 years ago, but I can still lean on all of that", he said.

"We could not be happier with where the golf course conditioning is today", Haigh said.

My advice to the critics: Just let this one go.

Both were pictured out and about on Monday as they played a few holes and assessed the potential scoring opportunities and danger zones going into the tournament. I'd lean Rory, but I don't love either side of this one. I haven't won. I haven't accomplished any of my goals.

"Health is a major thing, but he's definitely still got his nerves", six-times major victor Nick Faldo told CBS Radio.

"That's probably about it", he said.

The former Alabama All-American announced via Twitter on Monday that he wouldn't be able to play in the tournament because of a wrist injury. "I wanted to play at Quail Hollow but to be honest with you, I wasn't ready yet to start the grind of practising and preparing and logging all those hours again", he said.

"People will want to come back here", Bethpage Chamber of Commerce President Teri Black said. "Obviously, as a past champion, this tournament is extra special to me". "It consistently has the strongest field in golf and I'm disappointed not to be among those competing this year but I'm optimistic about a return in the near future".

As excitement is mounting for another major golf event at Bethpage State Park, many business owners in downtown Bethpage are less than thrilled about the PGA Championship starting later this week.

But instead of being at the top of everyone's betting slip, he is third behind Woods and Dustin Johnson.

As always, course history is valuable when assessing player picks for any major championship.

Steve Stricker finally won his major.

His profligacy on the green at the Masters was reflective of Koepka's putting performances this season, as he ranks a disappointing 93rd in strokes gained on the PGA Tour this year. He has finished first or second in three of the last four majors.

That might have been the toughest major for Woods to win because it was the first time he had a half-dozen players to contend with on the back nine.

  • Julie Sanders