One marshal wanted an autograph.
He was playing with Tiger Woods.
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"Well, it's not easy to win major championships", Woods said.
Thomas hasn't heard that in a while.
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Thomas has come into his own. He was 44th previous year at Quail Hollow. I can just keep putting myself in position and learn from those experiences, good or bad, and try to use what I've learned.
This is a deep friendship that transcends any rivalry, and Thomas was never overly bothered by the mention of being Spieth's close friend.
Yet 30-year-old Day refuses to rest on his laurels, despite a career boasting 12 US PGA Tour titles, including two this year, as well as a long stint at world No.1.
"I always have hope", Fowler said. "It felt very familiar", Woods added.
But after a series of back surgeries, he is back swinging fully and even finished sixth at the Open at Carnoustie last month. All that did was ratchet up the hysteria that perhaps another major is in the cards.
Woods has not played the PGA since 2015 at Whistling Straits, where he missed the cut.
"I'd love to be playing late Sunday", said Furyk, who is also in the PGA field, "but if not, I know I'll be glued to the TV and trying to figure out points and what could happen to our top eight". So yeah, it will be a cool week.
The players with Woods on Wednesday - and for the next two days - were telling.
Just the sixth golfer to shoot a 63 at a U.S. Open, Fleetwood finished a stroke behind victor Brooks Koepka earlier this year at Shinnecock Golf Club in Southhampton, N.Y. In 2017, he placed fourth at the U.S. Open.
Kerry Haigh of the PGA of America took what some considered a subtle shot at the USGA when he said Tuesday his goal in setting up courses for the PGA Championship is to let the players be the stars.
Take a look at some of the world's best players' résumés, and what you notice is a glaring void on their respective 2018 seasons: the lack of a major championship victory.
"I'm taking advantage of this time to study the secrets of the greens and all the pitfalls that it can cause", he said.
Day's career-best round for approach play was when he hit all 18 greens during the 2016 Tournament of Champions in Hawaii.