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The Predictions for the PGA Championship at Whistling Straights

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Whistling Straights is a long but very target oriented course.  Visually it's very similar to Chambers Bay, but it has some key differences.  This PGA Championship course could play 200 or more yards longer than the U.S. Open venue.  There is a bit less elevation.  The greens will be in better shape, softer and roll better.  With a beastly par 3, 17th and par 4, 18th, The closing holes should favor the longer hitter as well the rest of the course.  Driving it long and straight is paramount.  Accuracy with mid to long irons will be crucial.  Chances are that the players that putt the best from mid range will win, since it may be tough to have many close birdie putts if they are hitting long irons into many greens. 

After analyzing stats like total driving, proximity to the hole from certain longer yardages and putting from mid range,  The picks are in.

1st Place:  Dustin Johnson - (he will finally get the monkey off his back while getting redemption for the last time he was here)

2nd Place: Justin Rose - (Justin hits his mid irons very well and the rest of his game is solid)

3rd Place:  Jordan Spieth - (he will come close again, but his lack of  serious lengh may catch up to him)

4th Place:  Bubba Watson - (Bubba has been hot and has all the shots needed with the distance)

5th Place:  Jason Day - (He has become a constant fixture on the final day in these majors)

 

Sleepers:  Jimmy Walker, Brooks Koepka and Keegan Bradley

 

Enjoy the final Major championship everyone!

 

 

 

 

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