The PGA Tour’s millennials demonstrate that just because they are competing against one another does not mean they cannot be friends afterward.
“You might not see me until next year,” McIlroy said after finishing the P.G.A. Championship with a round of 68 that left him tied for 22nd over all.
Thomas, 24, shot an eight-under-par 276 for the victory.
Matsuyama, trying to become the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major, admitted that pressure played a role in his play as he slipped into a tie for second.
Living nearby gave Kisner the opportunity to try out the redesigned Quail Hollow course, and he held a share of the lead after two rounds of the P.G.A. Championship.
Rahm, a 22-year-old from Spain ranked sixth in the world, mostly kept his frustrations in check in the second round of the P.G.A. Championship.
Olesen and Kisner shot 67, the highest score in seven years to lead the opening round of the P.G.A, as golfers had trouble with the firm and fast greens.
Trying to complete a career grand slam, Spieth shot a one-over 72 on Thursday. Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark has the clubhouse lead at four-under.
The 24-year-old golfer would have to win this week’s P.G.A. Championship to become the youngest golfer to get a career grand slam.
The dates of the P.G.A. Championship and the Players Championship will change, but professional golfers’ desire for an off-season was conspicuously ignored.