The fourth and last major of the year is upon us. This weekend, The PGA Championship is back at Whistling Straits after a 5 year break, having last hosted the tournament back in 2010. The Pete Dye design strives to emulate the links courses of Scotland and Ireland, it has more than 1000 bunkers and all the symbolic characteristics of a links course. The last time the tournament was hosted at Whistling Straits, Martin Kaymer defeated Bubba Watson in a 3 hole playoff. That dramatic playoff will always be remembered for the penalty stroke Dustin Johnson incurred after grounding his 4 iron in what was one of the 1000 bunkers on the course, he did this unknowingly but unfortunately it cost him a major. There is no chance of this happening this time around as the infamous spot that cost Johnson so severely is now the home of a grandstand.
Rory Mcilroy will be back in the field this week after missing the last couple of tournaments through injury, Mcilroy injured himself playing soccer with his mates 2 weeks before The Open. His comeback feels a bit premature and possibly rushed given this type of injury can take up to 6 months to heal properly. There seems to be sufficient evidence to suggest that this will be a bridge too far for Mcilory this time and appears very unlikely he will successfully defend his title.
Martin Kaymer (+5000 BetOnline.ag)
Kaymer was the last winner st Whistling Straits back in 2010 and is slowly coming back into form. The 2 time major winner also loves this course having spoken very highly of it in the past. He has had a relatively quiet year but major winners can often lift themselves for the big occasions and Martin Kaymer will definitely believe he can win, of that you can be absolutely certain. He has stated in the past that he believes he can challenge in every major, expect him to do just that this weekend.
Sergio Garcia (+3300 BetOnline.ag)
Sergio Garcia is often dubbed the ‘eternal bridesmaid’. Having come so close in the past to winning majors but never coming up with the goods has earned him that unfortunate tag. However Garcia has all the attributes to win at Whistling Straits, blessed with one of the best games off the tee, he should be able to avoid the bunkers that so many will fall prey to. The Spaniards putter has often let him down when the going gets tense, if he can make the putts when the heat gets turned up then he could well shake the tag of ‘always a bridesmaid and never a bride’.
Jason Day (+1000 BetOnline.ag)
Jason Day has been by far the most consistent player at majors over the last 12 months. The Australian is always there or thereabouts come the final shake up at prize giving. He has never gone on to win a major but is still so young and has learned a lot from his close calls in the past. Day went onto win the RBC Canadian Open a week after his heart breaking top 5 finish at The Open, suggesting he has bounce back ability and a winners mentality. All eyes will be on the talented Australian to see whether he can claim his first major.
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