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Golfers tuning up for PGA Championship on Kiawah

Adam Scott on the driving range with caddie, Steve Williams. Adam Scott on the driving range with caddie, Steve Williams.
Tiger Woods prepares for his approach from the No. 16 fairway. Tiger Woods prepares for his approach from the No. 16 fairway.
Tiger lines up for a chip shot. Tiger lines up for a chip shot.
KIAWAH ISLAND, SC (WCSC) -

The Ocean Course is already teeming with the world's best golfers as the practice rounds for the 2012 PGA Championship begin.

Tiger Woods and Adam Scott, among others, were spotted on the driving range before 7 a.m. getting ready to play what Golf Digest called "America's Toughest Golf Course." Woods already played a round or two last week before heading up to Ohio for the WGC-Bridgestone.

The golf community is buzzing about all the excitement on Kiawah Island. Carolinas PGA President Mike Casto said, "It's the first major championship ever held in the state of South Carolina, so it's huge."

"[This event] will help us grow the game [in South Carolina]. The national PGA has embarked on a new growth-of-the-game initiative called 2.0 and I think this will be a great shot in the arm for golf pros in the Carolinas."

Last year's PGA Champion, Keegan Bradley, is coming into this year's tournament hot, having won the WGC-Bridgestone tournament last weekend.

He and the other pros will likely have to deal with some wet weather through the early part of the week, as rain is on the forecast through Thursday, the first day of the tournament.

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