Jordan Spieth doesn't feel as though his confidence is getting higher. All that mattered was his score getting lower.
Brooks Koepka delivered on the biggest stage again, this time with Tiger Woods at his side.
Justin Rose sees uniqueness in the PGA Championship because, well, it doesn't have a specific identity.
What has been forgotten is Woods' unexpected Masters victory pretty much was courtesy of British Open champion Francesco Molinari.
Four-time major champion Rory McIlroy was still in awe, two days before the start of the year's second major, the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.
Dustin Johnson was on the wrong side of history at the last PGA Championship.
Koepka is the titleholder of the PGA Championship and has won the last two U.S. Opens. To use a phrase familiar in these parts of Long Island, he is not exactly chopped liver.
Still to be determined is whether Woods can be the dominant force he had been for a dozen years.
Justin Thomas withdrew from the PGA Championship, saying he was not willing to risk more pain in his right wrist by returning before it's fully healed.
There was great satisfaction, and a small measure of relief, when former NCAA champion Max Homa won at Quail Hollow.