PGA officials: We want PGA Championship back in Charlotte

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"You do think whatever happens, I've already won the Masters, and it's awesome", added Garcia, who will play the first two rounds alongside fellow 2017 major winners Brooks Koepka and Jordan Spieth. "But I believe I'm going to have plenty of chances, and I'm young enough to believe in my abilities that it will happen at some point".

"To win a major and feel as uncomfortable as I did for a lot of it over the putter is extremely confidence-building". For instance at the (British) Open I created chances, but did not putt well and that has been the case at some other events, too.

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. Fowler was waiting at the back of the green to congratulate Jordan after his epic Open Championship triumph and as pleased as he was for his good friend he's also desperate to taste major success himself. Spieth is now setting his sights on completing the career Grand Slam by winning this weekend.

For starters, Quail Hollow will play long, 7,600-yards-long to be more precise, and it's not going to be the calm, serene conditions that Spieth often flourishes in. Lahiri will tee for his 13th Major, where Jeev has played 14. I like PGA Championship setups.

Rory McIlroy has played very well at this course throughout his career and always is a threat at these major tournaments. He is a two-time victor of the Wells Fargo Championship, which is held at Quail Hollow. "They are fair", McIlroy said.

The range at Quail Hollow is not almost long enough for Rory McIlroy at the #PGAChamp . In 2015, he lowered the mark, a third-round 61 sparking him to a second tour title in Charlotte.

But there was a moment he recalled that illustrates what it means to play freely. "I think everyone likes that", Beach said.

"I think the changes are really good", McIlroy said. For instance, there is a likelihood the Ryder Cup could be staged earlier (possibly in early September) which, certainly when it is held in Europe, provides more daylight hours and the prospect of better weather than the current date which crossovers the end of September into October.

In weighing the complex evolution of the golf calendar, the PGA of America's key objectives were to promote the best interests of our signature spectator Championship, do what is best for the game and its great players.

World number one Dustin Johnson will be in the group just behind them both days along with Australia's seventh-ranked Jason Day and Sweden's eighth-rated Henrik Stenson.