Posted August 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
Think all grasses are the same? Not for the world's best golfers at the PGA Championship. Many won't be sure what they're facing with The Ocean Course's paspalum surfaces. The course was covered with seashore paspalum grass in 2003 because of upkeep problems caused by its next-door neighbor, the Atlantic Ocean. World No. 1 Luke Donald wasn't sure he'd ever played paspalum surfaces on the PGA Tour before. Count Rory McIlroy, the 2011 U.S. Open champion, among those with an edge. He says he practices on the surface often at The Bear's Club in Florida and loves how the paspalum grabs his approach shots, allowing him to aggressively fire at pins. Tiger Woods likes the grass' hearty nature in rainy conditions like those here this week.

Donald hoping to find a major to go with ranking

Luke Donald knows by now that being No. 1 in the world does not make winning majors any easier. The PGA Championship is the seventh straight major in which Donald is atop the world ranking, and he has been No. 1 longer than any other player to have not won a major. His final chance is at rain-soaked Kiawah Island, and the Englishman thinks he has figured them out. The low point...

McIlroy would be happy being in contention

Rory McIlroy blew away the field to win the U.S. Open last year with a record score. Now he would be happy just to give himself a chance at winning the PGA Championship. McIlroy gives himself a ''B'' grade going into the final major. It seems like longer than five months ago when McIlroy held off a charge by Tiger Woods to win the Honda Classic and go to No. 1 in...

McIlroy in contention at PGA Championship

Kiawah Island, S.C. - He isn't leading, but he might as well be. As Ernie Els said, "A one shot lead isn't really a lead, because a guy can birdie one hole and your lead is gone." Rory McIlroy is close enough to the lead to have everyone's attention. And if continues to play as he did on Thursday, he could run away from the rest of the PGA Championship field...

1991 PGA Champion John Daly Eagles The 593 Yard Par 5 11th Pulls Within 1 Stroke At The PGA

John Daly, the 1991 PGA Champion is off to a good start at the PGA from the Ocean Coarse at Kiawah Island South Carolina. Daly made the turn at 2 under par with birdies at number 3 and 7. When Daly came to the nearly 600 yard par five 11th he did what the old John Daly always did best, he hammer 2 humongous shots to find the putting surface in two and then Eagles the hole to pull...
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