It’s been awhile, but tis such the life of a Traveling Golfer.
So, Adam Scott has the Masters, Justin Rose the US Open, and Phil Mickelson wins The Open. For the first time in 25 years, three of this year’s major champions all rank within the top 10 in the world going into the PGA Championship at Oak Hill this week. Right now, Mickelson and Tiger Woods are in a class of their own. The world’s #1 and #2 are showing the young guns on tour that they still have game. Phil’s win at Muirfield proved that while Tiger showed us that he’s back.
Oak Hill will be quite the test and I believe that either Phil or Tiger will take the crown. However, this is Glory’s Last Shot and the last time the Championship was at Oak Hills, the unknown Shaun Micheel was the victor.
We can go with odds favoured players: Tiger Woods (4-1) – Coming off a win at Bridgestone makes him the perennial faveourite, but he hasn’t been finishing like he used to.
Phil Mickelson (15-1) – This year’s Open Champion didn’t fair too well last week, but this is Mickelson. Anything is possible with this guy.
Adam Scott (18-1) and Justin Rose (25-1) could potentially have company in the first time winner circle this year, but don’t be surprised if they aren’t in the thick of it.
As for last year’s winner, Rory McIlroy is a (30-1) favourite, but his poor play this year doesn’t seem like it will be much of a factor unless he puts on a performance like he did last year at Kiawah.
Tee times: Tiger will be paired with 1997 PGA Champion Davis Love III and 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley.
This year’s major winners of Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Phil Mickeson will be paired together.
While 2012 Champion Rory McIlroy will tee of with 2004 winner Vijay Singh and 2010 winner Martin Kaymer.
You know the players and you know the game. Who will take home the Wanamaker?