OT: PGA Championship

Submitted by MichiganFan1984 on August 9th, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Last major of the year. Who ya got? All the big guns playing. Rory, Woods and JT tee off soon. I think DJ gets it done. Soft conditions and wide fairways are in store. 

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wolverine1987

August 9th, 2018 at 12:47 PM ^

Agree on Spieth since it's a major. He hasn't been the same golfer though to me since he blew that lead at the Masters.

Speaking of the PGA, this is my least favorite major by a long way. There really isn't anything special about it, it's like a regular tournament except all the top guys play. The Masters has Augusta, the US Open is different because it's usually a brutal test, and the British is links golf and well, British. The PGA has nothing unique about it. 

ijohnb

August 9th, 2018 at 9:18 AM ^

IMO, in order of likelihood: 1) Patrick Reed, 2) Justin Thomas, 3) Justin Rose, 4) Dustin Johnson, 5) Rory Mcilroy 

Sleeper - Bubba Watson 

ijohnb

August 9th, 2018 at 10:10 AM ^

He has a kind-of checkered past, man.  It is not just the family stuff.  He was kicked off the team and lost his scholarship at Georgia and was alleged to have cheated and stole personal items from teammates.  He was mic'd up for a tournament a few years ago and called himself a rhymes with "jagot" after missing a putt.  He has also made some comments about other players that did not sit well.  I mean, nothing too outrageous, and I like his game a lot, but he has done things during his career to not make himself not the most popular guy on tour.

ijohnb

August 9th, 2018 at 9:40 AM ^

I am an avid Tiger-watcher and he is clearly not into this.  I would not be surprised if he withdraws.  He can't hit his driver and this course requires it.  He should just hit that driving iron and deal with long approaches.  If he keeps hitting driver he will miss the cut by a mile.

ijohnb

August 9th, 2018 at 10:14 AM ^

If he pours this in I will walk it back a little bit.  I am not coming from a place of Tiger-hating.  I love watching him play, but there are some days in the last five years where he is just a complete mess and never has a shot.  His swing looks really stiff today and is doing everything extra deliberately.  I could be wrong and I will admit it if I am, but he does not look right physically to me.

ijohnb

August 9th, 2018 at 10:26 AM ^

I think he will win one more, almost certainly an Open Championship where he can get very favorable conditions to hit irons off the tee and still be in play.  He cannot hit his driver, but you don't always need to at the Open.  Tom Watson almost won it at 59 years old averaging 255 yards off the tee.  I don't see him winning another major on a course like this though, and forget about US Opens.  The Masters is a remote possibility just because he knows Augusta better than Allister McKenzie but they have made that course much much more demanding as well.