Have you recovered from The Masters? Good, because the PGA Championship, the second men's golf major of the year, is about to begin.
For the fourth time in the tournament's history and for the first time since 2013, the 105th edition of the competition returns to the expansive fairways of Oak Hill in Rochester.
Then, Jason Dufner overcame his position as the world's No. 21 player to secure a surprising upset victory. Any golfer seeking to defy the odds today, ten years later, will have to overcome a field loaded with firepower.
Thomas won the 2018 PGA Championship and second major of his career with a victory at Southern Hills last year. He previously won the 99th edition of the tournament at Quail Hollow in 2017.
Thomas' 13-month winless streak came to an end with that triumph. One year later, the 30-year-old finds himself in a comparable situation after winning at Tulsa for the 15th time on the PGA Tour.
The world No. 13's disappointing major season began with a missed cut at The Masters, but Thomas, who is known for playing from the heart, credits fellow countryman Max Homa with helping him maintain perspective.
"I've spoken to him about it previously because he says, 'Nobody out here truly realizes how horrible it can be.' I feel that everything is so terrible and that I am somewhere in the world's rankings.