Rory McIlroy given PGA Championship cause for concern as Scottie Scheffler says two words

Rory McIlroy given PGA Championship cause for concern as Scottie Scheffler says two words

Scottie Scheffler insists he is “extremely prepared” and his game is sharp ahead of a blockbuster showdown with Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka at the PGA Championship at Valhalla this week.

The world No.1 has not played a competitive round since winning the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town almost a month ago as he and his wife, Meridith, awaited the birth of their first child. The 

Meanwhile, world number two McIlroy and the holder of the Wannamaker Trophy Koepka have rounded into red-hot form. McIlroy heads to Kentucky off the back of successive PGA Tour wins, claiming the Zurich Classic of New Orleans title alongside Shane Lowry before romping to victory at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow on Sunday.

Five-time major champion Koepka is at the top of his game, too, cruising to victory at LIV Golf Singapore earlier

I want to be as prepared as possible going into an event and standing here today, I feel like I’m extremely prepared and I really feel like my game is in a good spot. I’m excited to get a couple more days of prep work in on the golf course and I’m looking forward to competing this weekend.”

The 27-year-old pieced together an incredible run of results before taking his paternity leave, winning four of his past five starts finishing tied for second place in the other tournament. But he has relished the chance to step away from the game and enjoy the experience of becoming a father.

had high expectations of what it would feel like and I think those were far exceeded. It’s a pretty amazing feeling. It was fairly challenging leaving the house this morning, but I’m here, I’m committed to playing this week and I’m excited to be out here competing,” he said.

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