Tiger Woods set for early charge with Koepka, Molinari at PGA

Tiger Woods, coming off a Masters victory that snapped an 11-year major win drought, begins his quest for a 16th major title on Thursday at the 101st PGA Championship.

The 43-year-old American superstar's electrifying triumph last month at Augusta National has made him the focus of attention at formidable Bethpage Black, the same course where Woods won the 2002 US Open.

"I feel great. I'm excited to get out there," Woods said.

"This is going to be a long week the way the golf course is set up and potentially could play. This could be a hell of a championship."

A victory would match Woods with Sam Snead for the all-time US PGA win record at 82 and move him two shy of the all-time major win record of 18 set by Jack Nicklaus -- as well as put Woods halfway to a calendar Grand Slam for the first time since 2002.