Rory McIlroy played down injury fears after Thursday’s opening round of the 100th PGA Championship, in which the four-time major champion wore an anti-inflammatory patch on his right forearm.
It was a tough day for the Northern Ireland star, who joined 14-time major winner Tiger Woods and second-ranked defending champion Justin Thomas in a supergroup at Bellerive Country Club.
McIlroy hasn’t won a major title since the 2014 PGA and Woods hasn’t won one since the 2008 US Open or any title since 2013.
But Thomas won last week and threatens to join Woods as the only back-to-back PGA winners in stroke-play.
“The cool thing about golf is Tiger is playing with us.