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Streaking McIlroy takes on Valhalla

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LOUISIVLLE (AP) — Fresh off his ascent to the No. 1 ranking in the world, Rory McIlroy is looked on as the one to beat at the PGA Championship that is underway.

McIlroy takes a two-tournament winning streak into the start of the final major of the year. Victories in the British Open last month and Bridgestone Invitational last week vaulted him to the top of the world rankings. McIlroy is set to tee off this afternoon in a group with Masters champ Bubba Watson and U.S. Open winner Martin Kaymer (KY’-mur).

Tiger Woods is going to give it a shot four days after pulling out of the Bridgestone Invitational with painful back spasms. The four-time champ played a nine-hole warm up yesterday and says he and the back are ready to go.

Woods is in a group with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington and that is already on the course.


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