Posted August 08, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Ernie Els
Adam Scott insists he'll be ready if he has a chance to protect another Sunday lead at a major championship. He figures if he's in that position this weekend, it will mean he's playing well, and that's more important than whatever bad memories are left over from last month's British Open. Scott lost a four-stroke lead when he bogeyed the final four holes and gifted the British Open to Ernie Els. In his next tournament - at Firestone last weekend - he finished tied for 45th, but he says it was a bit therapeutic to be on the course playing again. The PGA Championship starts Thursday at Kiawah Island.

A race to get ready for the last major

Ernie Els and Adam Scott walked up to the 18th green at Kiawah Island on Wednesday evening about the time most people in the would be going out for dinner of local specialties shrimp and grits. Behind them on the Ocean Course was Ian Poulter, facing the prospect of missing out on the Ryder Cup team, and Graeme McDowell, in Sunday contention at the last two majors and hopeful the...

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...

The Final Major, PGA Championship

Glory’s last shot, it has been said, culminates this weekend at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. And if form holds, it is anyone’s guess who will take it. Up until this year’s British Open, when Ernie Els took the Championship, it had been 15 majors in a row of first time major winners. Could it happen this week? If so, who will be the fortunate darkhorse? Why not local favorites...
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