The 96th PGA Championship returns to Valhalla Golf Club, the site of an epic back-and-forth between Bob May and Tiger Woods back in 2000. And until late Wednesday afternoon, it was unclear whether Woods would be healthy enough to play.
"I'm not in any pain," Woods told USA Today.
The renewal of this tournament brings a new set of characters. Rory McIlroy was 11 years old when Woods won this event 14 years ago. Now McIlroy is one of the heaviest favorites to win this major (9-2, according to Odds Shark).
The way McIlroy has come out the past two tournaments (The Open Championship and the Bridgestone Invitational), Day 1 is critical for the entire field, but especially for the following 10 golfers.
Read on to see who you should pay the most attention to on Day 1 at Valhalla.