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“It’s kind of been a whirlwind and haven’t had much time to think about it, which I think is a good thing,” Kohles said Tuesday. “I know a lot of guys, tons of golfers, are trying to make it out here. I was able to … take a lot of the variables out of play and make a very big jump very early. I was very fortunate and really blessed.”

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MAKING THE CUT: Keegan Bradley had a perfect record in the majors when he won the PGA Championship last year because it was his first time playing a major. He’s now won 20 percent of his majors, though he kept another mark perfect. He still doesn’t know what it’s like to leave a major early.

Bradley was among 12 players who made the cut in every major this year.

The others were Jason Dufner, Jim Furyk, Padraig Harrington, Fredrik Jacobson, Zach Johnson, Graeme McDowell, Francesco Molinari, Ian Poulter, Adam Scott, Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, who hasn’t missed a cut in a major since the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine.

Graeme McDowell and Adam Scott had the best overall performance in the majors, both finishing in the top 15 in all of them.

On the flip side were Lucas Glover, Mark Wilson and Alvaro Quiros, who failed to make the cut in all four majors. Quiros has missed the cut in each of his past six majors, during which time he is 65-over par.

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LOVE’S TRYOUT: The PGA Championship wasn’t the first time Davis Love III had played Kiawah Island.

Love was in his fifth year on the PGA Tour in 1991 and had won at Hilton Head earlier in the year when Ryder Cup captain Dave Stockton told him he was being considered as a pick and asked him to go to the Ocean Course to see what he thought.

He recalls the head pro asking him, “I thought you were going to play the tips.” Love looked at the tee box and realized some of them were tucked way back in the marshes. Alas, he wasn’t chosen for the team, and he doesn’t think he should have been picked.

“I was pretty good, and I was long,” Love said. “But I’m not sure this was the place for someone who had never played in the Ryder Cup.”

He paused after sharing the story, and then added, “I don’t think I’m going to do that, though.”

The U.S. captain made it sound like he was considering a Ryder Cup rookie as one of his picks until he finished his thought.

“I’m not going to make someone play Medinah and get their hopes us,” he added.

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