The 2015 PGA Championship has started up from Whistling Straights in Wisconsin and the major tournament has Round 1 and Round 2 coverage on Thursday and Friday on TV from TNT, while the PGA.com website has live stream coverage heading out into the weekend and the scores have players like Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth looking to contend.
McIlroy won this tournament last year and after dealing with an injury that forced him to miss the British, the golfer is back for the PGA. McIlroy said he felt great in warm-ups leading into the major and now he will tee off in the first round in the afternoon. McIlroy previously was injured while playing soccer earlier in the summer and he said that he was able to play a full slate of golf over four days and did not need a golf cart.
McIlroy said that his knee has had no swelling and he also has had no issues with his ankle. McIlroy opted to sit out the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and did his warm-up on his own as to keep it out of being in "front of guys in the media, the eyes of the world." McIlroy said that he played practice rounds at Whistling Straights last weekend before the tournament and added that he was looking forward to competing again.
Spieth comes in playing well all year and he won the first two majors of the year before losing out to Zach Johnson in the British Open at St Andrews and that came after his win at the US Open. Spieth has been battling with Johnson all year and now he will get the chance in the PGA. Spieth, Johnson and McIlroy have all been put at the forefront of golf and strong performances here will only continue that.
Woods has had a tough run on the PGA Tour and he has not won a tournament in two years and he has not won a major in what feels like an eternity. Woods said that consistency has been his biggest issue and that he is trying to get back to his normal routine after dealing with some poor play this season. Woods has been banged up with injuries in his older age and he now is in the 200's when it comes to the golf rankings. Woods said that the rankings were not important and that he is focused on playing solid golf.
The TV coverage for the tournament is on TNT starting at 2 pm ET on Thursday/Friday and coverage for live streams is on PGA.com on Thursday and also on Friday from 9 am for the best groups. The Saturday coverage is from TNT on TV starting up at 11 am, while the stream coverage is again from PGA.com.