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Rose 'flying blind' at PGA open

Justin Rose says he is starting the US PGA Championship "semi-blind" having not played a practice round at Bellerive because of a back injury.

The 38-year-old Englishman, ranked third in the world, withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last week.

"It's been a different preparation for me," he said. "But it's all been about trying to be ready for Thursday."

"Going home and getting some, not just physical rest, but mental rest, could be a benefit."

With a good performance Rose could reach world no1. What do you think? Do you definitely need a practice round to play well? Comment below.

Woods to play in US PGA

Woods, a four-time winner of the PGA Championship, recently finished tied for sixth at The Open Championship for his best result at a major in five years.

The 2018 PGA Championship is taking place at Bellerive Country Club outside St. Louis. The course previously served as host of the 1992 PGA Championship.

We have discussed many times in our blogs recently. Is Woods ready for another Major? These courses tend to favour the home advantage. Maybe this weekend is the right time.

Jorden Speith for a career grand slam.

When Jordan Spieth romped to the Masters title as a 21-year-old in 2015, Sports Illustrated's cover screamed, "The Spieth era begins now."

Presumptuous maybe, but the potential was there. He was the second youngest winner behind Tiger Woods, the only other player to have also won the US Junior Amateur title more than once.
When Spieth added the US Open title two months later -- the youngest winner since the great amateur Bobby Jones in 1923 -- it looked like a solid forecast.
Now, he has second shot at clinching the career grand slam of all four major titles at this week's US PGA. We are asking, is Speith a good bet for this win this weekend?

FairWeather US PGA Top betting tip.

Tiger Woods to place - 3/1 to place in the Top 10 this weekend appears to be a good bet (currently available on Skybet).

and finally, In other news this week.

In other news this week. It has emerged that winnings due to Tommy Fleetwood for a 12th-placed finish at The Open were paid to another individual. Thomas Fleetwood, a teaching professional based in Florida, was astonished to see $154,480 deposited in his bank account this week.

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