Tiger Woods watches his shot from the fairway on the sixth hole during a practice round for the PGA Championship golf tournament at Valhalla Golf Club on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, in Louisville, Ky. The tournament is set to begin on Thursday. (AP Photo/Jef
Jeff Roberson
August 07, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Tiger Woods arrived at Valhalla on Thursday with far less fanfare, and a lot more attention.

The PGA Championship got underway when club pro Brian Norman hit the opening tee shot down the middle. Woods was in the feature group in the morning with Phil Mickelson and Padraig Harrington. It's rare when Woods and Mickelson are in the same group at a major, though the hype was different this time.

Woods withdrew from a World Golf Championship just four days ago with a back injury. He returned on Wednesday - with live television showing Woods parking his car and tying his golf shoes - and proclaimed he was fit.

Woods is the focus. Rory McIlroy is the favorite, coming off wins at the British Open and at Firestone.

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