Following it's move from mid-august to mid may, this years PGA championship begins today at Bethpage Black Golf Course in Long Islands, New York.
Today the FairWeather Golf team give you their thoughts on who to watch at this years tournament.
No doubt all eyes will be on Tiger Woods as he remains one of the only players with a history of a major victory at this course following his 2002 US Open victory.
There is a strong field of generational talent set for Bethpage Black this week, and we would be remiss without mentioning Rory McIlroy, who is arguably golf's most consistent player right now, and some of the other young guns looking to claim the year's second major title. With the PGA Championship moved up from August to May, it will be interesting to see how the entire field adjusts both this weekend and down the stretch of the 2019 season.
Do the facts point towards Woods?
Did you know the last time the PGA was played in May, it was won by the same player who won the masters a month earlier. Do you know who that was?
This year I think this course is made for the big hitting Brooks Koepka. Koepka has won three of the last seven major championships he's played in, and this place seems built for him. Even if he's not accurate, he's going to be long enough that he'll have short irons or wedges out of the rough to a lot of these greens. There's a big difference between hitting 9-iron and hitting 6-iron out of the thick stuff here,
This year i'm thinking outside the box, and going for Kevin Kisner. Coming off the back of an impressive 5th in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, The PGA Championship has been Kisner's best major to date. Three of his five top 20s at majors have come at this tournament, and he's currently having a strong season as he's inside the top 40 in strokes gained overall.
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