Long-hitting American Dustin Johnson is mentally fresh after a break from action and eager to get going at this week's PGA Championship where a big and wet course will put a premium on driving distance. Going off early in threesomes on Sunday to beat a storm had never been done before.
Woods famously won the 2008 US Open with a stress fracture in his left tibia and a partially torn ACL in his left knee, but Daly wishes he had "all the facts".
Weather forecast for Bethpage Black, New York: There could be a shower in the morning and temperatures are in the chilly 50s until around 11am.
With a victory, Woods would also match the all-time career US PGA wins record of 82 by Sam Snead.
The 26-year-old world No 5 won his only major title in the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow, but will be unable to mount a challenge this year. Like Frankie Molinari won the Open a year ago, but the Ryder Cup made him, and that just sums it up for Europe.
Good things such as contending at the Masters, where a tee shot into the water at the iconic 12th hole when the wind changed might have kept him from beating Woods.
Since the world ranking began in 1986, Johnson is among 12 players who were among the top 10 in the world when they won their first major and haven't won another.
Kerry Haigh, the championships director for the PGA of America, said Daly will not have access to all areas on the hilly course in the topless cart and much will depend on the golf course and the conditions, particularly if it rains. This is something most people battling Father Time can relate to, even if they haven't had four back surgeries and four knee surgeries.
On the course, Woods claimed he is "rested and ready" to win another Major as he predicted "a hell of a championship" at the US PGA. A tournament with Tiger in the field often took on a life of its own.
Tiger Woods is in the news again and this time it has nothing to do with him winning a golf tournament.
"You are not going to see a dominating person with that much influence on the game".
He has not played the Masters since 2006 and the U.S. Open since 2005. "I've been in contention numerous times to have gotten it done, but I haven't".
"I think I've done a lot of the legwork and the hard work already, trying to find my game over the past year and a half".
"You get the first one and it's, 'Oh, this is awesome.' And then reality sets in", Koepka said.
Woods likes the idea of that pairing; who wouldn't want to be in a group of the most recent major winners?