Golfers gear up for PGA Championship at Oak Hill

6:18 AM, Aug 8, 2013   |    comments
Tiger Wodds of the United States plays his third shot at the par 4, 15th hole during the final round of the 2013 Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by Mastercard at Bay Hill Golf and Country Club on March 25, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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ROCHESTER (AP) - Golfers are making final preparations for the last major of the year. 

The PGA Championship begins Thursday at Oak Hill in suburban Rochester, N.Y., with a number of interesting story lines. Not the least of which is Tiger Woods' resurgence with five wins this year. He's trying to break a five-year-plus winless drought in the majors.

Phil Mickelson is also drawing interest after capturing the British Open two weeks ago, following a win the previous week in the Scottish Open.

The defending champ is Rory McIlroy, whose game has fallen into disarray following his victory at Kiawah Island last year.

This is the third time Oak Hill has hosted PGA Championship. It's also staged three U.S. Opens and a Ryder Cup.

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