The PGA Championship is the final major golf championship for 2016, and a number of golfers are going to lace up their shoes and take a shot at putting their name in the record books. The three other major championships were taken earlier this year by Danny Willett at the Masters in April, Dustin Johnson during the US Open Championship, and Henrik Stenson outperforming Phil Mickelson a few weeks earlier at the British Open. Missing from this list are a few golfers that many believed would make a run at multiple victories this year including Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory Mcllroy. This is the last chance for all of them as they play this weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club located in Springfield, New Jersey.
If the odds makers in Vegas have their information correct, it appears that Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, and Rory are the favorites to win it all this year at a 8 to 1 shot. Spieth rounds out the top 4 and the current odds in Vegas have him as a 10 to 1 shot to hoist the trophy.
Missing in action for this tournament as well as all the other majors is Tiger Woods. Woods has been hampered with serious back issues, and has not participated in any golf event this year. There is no word at this time if he will be back on the course in 2017. (We also found an interesting article on Golf Digest pertaining to Tiger’s back issues and a prediction made more than 20 years ago by Johnny Miller)
Although we spend most of our time working on improving the golf swing at The ProZone, we also take a little time to discuss who has been playing well and who we think may be the one to surprise everyone this weekend. Our predictions for this year comes down to Jason Day and Sergio Garcia. Sergio because he has been playing well all year, and he is simply too talented to not win a major. Sooner or later, Sergio is going to walk away a winner on Sunday afternoon at a major. If not Sergio, then we expect Day will come through. He is the #1 golfer in the world for a reason, and he will be extremely focused on playing well all weekend long.
If we are lucky, we are going to see some great golf all weekend long, and if even luckier, we will get to see a final pairing like we saw weeks ago with Stenson and Mickelson just playing lights out golf. Enjoy your final major of 2016!
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July 28, 2016 at 04:46AM