10 golfers most likely to win PGA Championship
Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jason Day, and Brandt Snedeker have a great chance to win the PGA Championship, says Kyle Porter of CBSSports.com
The string of recent major winners is quite astounding. Stretching back to the 2012 British Open you have Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson in succession winning major championships.
So it's hard to imagine a top-10 golfer or aging hall-of-famer not winning the PGA Championship at Oak Hill this week.
But the PGA is the deepest field in golf which is the reason the names of Y.E. Yang, David Toms, Shaun Micheel and Rich Beem are etched on the Wanamaker trophy. Not only do you have to beat the top 10 golfers in the world, you also have to beat 146 other great golfers.
But based on recent history, and maybe a little bit of my hope that we get to cap this season with a fourth truly wonderful major (the other three have been spectacular), I think a monster name gets it done this week.
At the two PGA Championships in Oak Hill's history we've had Micheel and Jack Nicklaus as our two winners -- maybe we can split the difference and get Jason Day, Dustin Johnson or Hunter Mahan their first big one.
Or maybe Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson will seal the deal on the player of the year race. Tiger with his sixth win and first major since 2008 or Mickelson with his second major in as many tries.
It may take something at or around par to get the job done this week, as Adam Scott noted Monday, so ready yourself for the third mental slog in a row following the US Open and British Open. Some people hate that type of golf, but I love it -- I want to see my champion mentally wasted when he's taking the trophy. That's what major winners are supposed to be made of.
Woods is (as usual) the big story this week -- especially after his massive win at Firestone. But there are a host of guys playing great golf gunning for him which is, as we all know, the best thing about golf.
Here are the 10 golfer I think are most likely to win this week at the 2013 PGA Championship:
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