It’s been a little hectic recently……….but enjoyably so.  I’m here in St Louis, Missouri, for the 100th playing of the USPGA Championship, the final of the men’s four majors for 2018.  It was a bit of a dash from Lytham on Sunday, having watched Georgia Hall’s glorious victory at the Ricoh Women’s British Open and as I am also a little jet-lagged I thought I’d cheat a bit this week and do a bit of a pictorial diary of my last few days.  So, here we go……..a flavour of my last five days.

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“Do you think Georgia’ll do it, Peter?” “Yes, of course she will – don’t worry.”

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Georgia Hall. The soon-to-be newly-minted Major Champion – winner of the 2018 Ricoh Women’s British Open.

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No, not the galleries with Tiger’s match – rather the queue at Chicago’s O’Hare airport for the transfer passengers. I had 3 and 1/2 hours to make a transfer. Made it with 15 mins to spare. Phew!

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My first look at the course and look who I bump into – Tiger himself. Whatever you may think of him he is still electrifying golf audiences. No shorts though.

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Sergio showing off his legs. The boys can wear shorts in practice as it’s a USPGA event.  What a result that is in almost 100 degree heat.

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I don’t just stroll around and watch a bit of golf, you know!  Some of my “homework” for the week.

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The PGA hosts a long drive contest on the Tuesday of Championship week. This year’s winner was Bryson DeChambeau with a blow of 331 yards!

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My colleague Fred Albers grabbing a few words outside the media centre with Rory, unfailingly generous with his time with us all.

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Pat Park (centre), my college coach and her pal Gina drove in their motorhome from where they live in Texas to Missouri via Canada to see me!  We go back 40 years and golf brought us together.

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And “X” marks the spot. My Thursday and Friday match assignment.  Not too shabby.