So it's just about time for the final major event of the summer and I cannot wait. Our boy BCoe has been out in Wisconsin all summer working at the course (he took that sick pic) and says things are getting ready to go. I figured I'd do a little preview since it should be an awesome weekend. Rory is finally back from his freak injury, Spieth has been hot lately, Tiger is still looking for a big win.
Players to watch:
There are some awesome pairings on Thursday that you should definitely look out for. The first is at 1:20pm and is Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy and Zach Johnson. It's no secret as to why this is such an insane grouping. Spieth has been crushing the PGA all summer, Rory is a legendary golfer who is coming off an injury and Johnson just won the Open Championship. Spieth is at +550 to win it all, Rory is +900 and Johnson is +4000. Obviously Johnson isn't as heavily favored as the other two but that's still pretty good odds. Rory has won the last 2 of 3 PGA Championships so him winning isn't too crazy of a thought. The only thing that's hindering him is that this is first tournament back since he suffered a nasty ankle injury. Regardless, I wouldn't be surprised to see him at the top of the leader boards come Sunday.
Jordan Spieth has become a house hold name in the U.S. from his incredible play lately. The kid has not taken his foot off the pedal and I love it. He won the Masters, the U.S. Open and tied for 4th in the Open Championship after just missing the playoff. I'd love to see Spieth win and make it perfectly clear that it's Jordie's world and we're all just living in it.
The next group is my favorite grouping in recent memory. Jason Dufner, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington. What a group of goons. Duf will be out there packing a ton of lips, Lefty will be betting on everyone and Paddy H will just be hammered. Is there anyway we can just get a camera on them the whole round? In all seriousness, I'd love to see Dufner or Mickelson win. Both are great golfers that haven't been playing at their best lately. Duf won back in 2013 so he's shown that he can do it. He's the people's golfer. Just an average joe, loves his college football, loves dipping and has a smokin' hot ex wife.Lefty has been fighting for a major win recently so it would be exciting to finally see him get that.
My next guy to watch is the legend, Dustin Johnson. DJ took a brief hiatus from golf so he could figure his shit out (aka kick his blow habit and have a child with Paulina Gretzky). All season he's been nipping at the leaders' heels but chokes Rickie Fowler esque and can't finish the job which sucks. I'd love to see DJ win a major. He's been playing solid golf and as long as he doesn't blow it on Sunday I think he has a legitimate shot at winning.
DJ is +1200 to win it all.
Who will win it all?
I'm sure a lot of people think this is a lame or easy pick but I genuinely think that Spieth is going to be #1 on Sunday. He's the number 1 golfer in the FedEx cup rankings and is #2 in the World Golf Rankings, none of that is by mistake. It's because he's simply one of the best in the PGA right now, right next to McIlroy. It would be great to see Spieth continue his dominance. That would be 3 of the 4 majors this season which is absolutely incredible. It wont be easy but I think if anyone can do it, it's Spieth.