87th PGA Championship has started

PGA Championship: 2005It often amazes me how fast the last 3 majors of the year fall in succession to each other. In terms of time, the gap between the The Masters and the The U.S. Open is 2 full months, but then when the British Open comes, that particular gap is a matter of 1 month. The gap for the last 3 majors is 1 month.

Oh, but what an exciting time it is.

This year’s PGA Championship is held at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, NJ.

The biggest story should be the most obvious. Tiger Woods. Having gone 1st – 2nd – 1st in the last 3 majors, all eyes are on him to see whether he can add to his already impressive 2005 resume.

I personally would like to see John Daly and Fred Couples play well. Both of those players have always had my respect.

Sean O’Hair is another player who has gained my respect. After having a VERY rocky relationship with his father in his junior years, he has been able to overcome those heated times to not only become a husband and father, but also on his way to becoming Rookie of the Year. I would love to see Sean play VERY well in this tournament. It’s very hard to look at his history and hear his story and not have respect for him.

The Baltusrol Golf Club will be playing nearly 7,400 yards. There will be plenty of long irons into par 4’s this week.

This should be a very exciting PGA Championship and let’s see if Tiger can win this week, and then win the Master’s again in 2006 to complete the same slam he accomplished in 2002.

Comments 4

  1. Chad

    Looks like we’re heading into the weekend with some old faces on the leaderboard.
    Phil Mickelson and Jerry Kelly throw down matching 65’s, with Kelly doing it in style by dropping one in the jar from the sand, on the 18th.
    Davis Love, Jesper Parnevik, Lee Westwood ..if you didn’t know any better, you’d swear it was 1997.
    My longshot? Kenny Perry.

  2. Bryan

    Ok, I will sound like the village idiot :)

    If Tiger shoots a 63 or 62 tommorow (which obviously is possible), I say he either wins it or gets in a playoff.

    If he posts a number like that, the rest at the top will fumble, guaranteed!

  3. Ben

    I’m glad you said that Bryan – I almost said it in my last comment. I would never count Tiger out if he’s within 7 strokes. Phil and Davis are at a huge disadvantage playing last – we’ve seen the greens get extremely difficult late in the day all week.

    I would love to watch Tiger come back from a birdie on 18 to make the cut to a 3rd major victory of the year. I feel like he’ll be top 10 without a problem :)

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