Fleetwood has four victories on the European Tour and was crowned its number one player in 2017, when he won the season-long Race to Dubai.
Love's streak began with the 1986 PGA Championship at Inverness, and the 100th will come at this year's PGA at Bellerive.
He followed that with three rounds in the 70s at the Bridgestone Invitational last week, leaving him a full 20 shots off the pace - and outside the top 20 for the eighth consecutive event.
A field with 98 of the world's 100 top players sees reigning major champions Brooks Koepka (US Open), Patrick Reed (Masters) and Francesco Molinari (British Open) grouped together only a wet layout.More news: José Mourinho does not expect any Manchester United deadline-day signings
But it also meant an entire year waiting for another shot at the Slam. I haven't closed out those tournaments as I would have liked, but at least I'm putting myself in position, and that's all I can do. I spent a few times in the ice bath just trying to get some inflammation down and just trying to get ready for the rest of the week. "I'm excited to be in another one".
Woods himself came back to competitive golf at the end of past year with low expectations and a desire simply to play pain-free which he believes he has now achieved.
"The only thing I haven't done is win enough", McIlroy said. The only thing I haven't done is win enough.
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"It's definitely something that's a big accomplishment and something that I'm very proud of", Johnson said of the No. 1 ranking.
Want to play a round in St. Louis? "He just had his fourth back surgery, so to get to this point is a phenomenal achievement already".
"Being the deepest field in golf and a great golf course and a lot of players trying to knock off that major here at the end of the year that haven't gotten one yet this year, any tournament's a tough one to win, but this one especially is", he said. And when Johnson became engaged to Paulina Gretzky, many of those fans became fans of the former U.S. Open champion, too. This seems like a golf course that is right there in front of you.
"I'm sure Jordan feels a little bit different this week than he does the other three majors, but that's normal", McIlroy said.More news: Jose Mourinho confirms several absentees for Leicester City opener
Even Woods will have to re-learn have to win Majors and McIlroy is nothing but impressed by the 14-time Major winner's recovery from injury.