This is it, the final major of the year and this one is just for the big boys. The PGA Championship is this weekend at Hazeltine National Golf Club. For those of you who don’t know the PGA Championship is only for the pros. Armatures are not allowed to play in this weekend’s major, not that it matters because armatures don’t win majors anymore anyways. The PGA Championship is my least favorite major and I have a feeling a majority have the same feeling.
It comes late in the year where most people are occupied with something else, like getting ready for football season (Happy Jay Cutler Day), watching the Cubs make a playoff push (sigh, I can only hope), or getting ready to go back to school (another sigh, I loved syllabus week), and many other things. Point is by this time of year I don’t care as much about this one as I do with the previous majors. Probably the most intriguing storyline, and most likely the only one, is will Tiger Woods go winless in majors for the 2009 season or will he pull it out.
If memory serves me correctly if Tiger doesn’t win this weekend it will be the only 2nd time in his career that he would not win a major in a season. The one thing that might be on Woods side is the fact that he seems to win a major every year, so statistically the odds are in his favor to win this one. What’s not on his side is that he has been inconsistent this year, but we can chalk that up to the knee surgery he had last year. Tiger hasn’t seemed to be able to have every aspect of his game firing on all cylinders during the same weekend. However if he does he will be the favorite, like always.
Some other fun facts you should know about this weekend is that Phil Mickelson will be back playing this weekend. After skipping the British Open to take care of his wife, Mickelson will be trying to add on to his major victories list. He certainly has the ability to win it, as long as he doesn’t do what he did in the US Open when he had the lead. Another fun fact is that all three major winners this year (Angel Cabrera (Masters), Lucas Glover (US), and Stewart Cink (British)) will be in the same group for the first two rounds this weekend.
As for who is going to win this weekend? I think it’s a crap shoot anyone can win it (No not you Sergio), every major winner this year no one really saw coming especially for the first two major winners. With that said I think this year’s PGA Championship winner will be ………….Tiger Woods, why cause I made a bet with Noffke and I want free pizza. Enjoy the weekend.