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Jason Day, Tiger Woods locked in WGC duel

Jason Day, Tiger Woods locked in WGC duel

After undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April previous year, Woods was unsure that he would ever be able to play golf again, let alone to the sort of level which made him the most successful player of his generation.

The eight-time Bridgestone Invitational victor has made 15 appearances at the course.

That was the last time Woods played in a World Golf Championship event - tournaments he has won 18 times. But this is the past year the event is being played at Firestone.

"It's always been one of my favorite golf courses on the entire Tour", Woods said.

Woods, who qualified for the World Golf Championship event by moving into the top 50 in the world two weeks ago, came one hole away from playing without a bogey for the first time since the final day of the 2015 Greenbrier Classic. "I certainly can win again", Woods said.

He has won eight times at Firestone, including the last of his 79 PGA Tour wins in 2013. "I still need to train really hard and limit how much I do practice, the wear and tear on the body, because I'm going to be putting it through its paces in tournament play, which as we all know, we hit the ball harder in tournaments than we do in practice".

McClure was also all over Woods' stunning run at the 2018 British Open, saying it was the major he had the best chance to contend in this year.

"Let's just get the Tiger questions out of the way here, " he joked.

They will follow the group that includes defending champion Hideki Matsuyama of Japan and 2014 victor Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.

Now, area golfers will be able to attend another major championship within a reasonable drive and forge their own set of memories.

Fowler has been a streaky player this season with five top-10 finishes, but he also three missed cuts. "If you strike it well and hit lots of fairways, then you can have chances to make birdies", said Kiradech, who is now ranked 31st in the world. "Hopefully, it will carry through to the Tour Championship".

While the tournament will likely be remembered for the seemingly never-ending rain, I was fortunate enough to dodge the storms for Friday's second round and follow Jason Day as he birdied seven of the eight holes between No. 8 and 15.

Woods is a long shot to make the team on points, which will be decided after next week's PGA.

Asked how he, as vice captain, might pitch himself to Furyk as a player right now, Woods replied with a big smile, "What would be the word?"


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