It was a good PGA Championship for a player that had come to expect greatness or at least have greatness expected of him. This will be his 19th appearance in the tournament he has won four times.
Love has struggled with injuries in recent years, but a hip replacement has helped with some of the pain he'd been feeling.
"As long as I can get my game and ball into shape, it could be a good week". It's important to keep things in perspective and realize that, you know, you could win five times in a year and not win a major, and some people would think, "Well, you haven't won a major" - for some of the elite golfers, anyway.
"I mean, I've kept giving myself chances this year". He has been in the top 3 five times this year, including three runner-up finishes.
Woods has not played the PGA since 2015 at Whistling Straits, where he missed the cut.
Woods has climbed from off-the-charts to 20th in the standings over the past seven months, taking a big jump after contending in the British Open at Carnoustie.
Only Molinari has another PGA TOUR win this season.
"I don't think they're going to be the smoothest of greens we've played on, but everyone has got to play them", he said. "As I said last week, I'm trending".
"It's going to be the quintessential target golf", McIlroy said.
Englishman Tommy Fleetwood is a player who's seemingly in contention every week, yet he's still searching for his first victory on USA soil and his first major championship.
If nothing else, Spieth should have plenty of support this week.
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Bellerive Country Club, a 7,317-yard par-70 course, is hosting its third major and second PGA Championship.
"The move to May opens up a lot more venues", Spieth said before his practice round at Bellerive. "Are we going to stay put?"
The scoreboards for the PGA Championship aren't the only ones worth watching this week.
Fleetwood was second at the US Open in June, a shot behind Brooks Koepka after a final-day 63 - the joint-lowest round in the tournament's history.
Regardless of who makes the team for the matches in France this September, British Open victor Francesco Molinari of Italy predicted Tuesday the American team will be "one of the strongest ever". Because we're not going to get any run, it's not going to dry out the rest of the week.
Now, those who tried to get on the course at Bellerive are simply soaked.
Most of the questions were familiar and the answers more so.
There has been a big change in how the PGA Championship is being broadcast this year, with the final major of 2018 not being shown on a traditional TV channel in the UK.