The 2017 PGA Championship, season’s final major is all set to recreate magical moments at Quail Hollow Club. The 99th PGA Championship heads to Quail Hollow for the first time, golfing fans will get the pleasure of seeing their favorites teeing-off some master strokes at the magnificent golf link.
The course will be filled with star pairings and it will be really intriguing to see big-hitters at the season’s final major. Here DSport has shortlisted five groups to look out for this year’s Championship:
Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth
The pairing of winners: This group features the winners of each of the season’s first three majors and every golfer wants to be part of this winner’s group. Newly crowned British Open champion Jordan Spieth is now just a PGA Championship shy of a career Grand Slam. Sergio Garcia will compete for his second major championship of the year this week. Now that he’s a major winner and things seem perfect professional career, will he be able to clinch the title? Koepka, the U.S. Open winner, already has six Top10 finishes in majors since 2014. Seeing his current odds we can expect some magical moments from Koepka at Quail Hollow.
Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm
Tied with Spieth at 7/1, Rory McIlroy has won twice and lost in a playoff in his seven appearances at this course, which hosts the Wells Fargo Championship. His aggregate score of 21-under 267, which shattered the course record by five strokes, for the 2015 Wells Fargo Championship remains the best in tournament history. McIlroy is looking for his first major win since the 2014 PGA Championship, with Fowler and Rahm. Rickie Fowler, who has finished in the top 15 at 10 majors since 2010 is looking for a grand victory at the season’s final major.
Both McIlroy (twice) and Fowler have won at Quail Hollow in the past — their first victories on the PGA Tour. Rahm has soared to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Ranking. This will be his first appearance in the PGA Championship. Seeing three golfing greats in a group will certainly bring some unforgettable moments at Quail Hollow club.
Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Henrik Stenson
All three are major winners within the last three seasons, Jason Day took down Jordan Spieth in 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Dustin Johnson the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont and Henrik Stenson cashing in at Royal Troon in the 2016 Open Championship. Will the trio be able to repeat their winning moments at Quail Hollow?
Jimmy Walker, Phil Mickelson, Jason Dufner
The defending PGA champion, Jimmy Walker is coming for an impressive start at the Quail Hollow. Phil Mickelson will play his 100th career major, but he hasn’t won anywhere since the 2013 Open. At Quail Hollow where he has a 70.1 scoring average and multiple top-five finishes in the last five years there. Whereas Dufner’s best major is usually the PGA – he has a win and two other top-5s.
Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Tommy Fleetwood
The uber cool Thomas or ever stylish Fleetwood who will kill the game with not only their masterstrokes but also with their appearances. Reed’s fans will get to see his electrifying performance at Quail Hollow.
For Thomas and Fleetwood, a win at Quail Hollow would be the cherry on top of an already spectacular season. And for Reed — already a career multiple winners on Tour and a Ryder Cup hero — it would be the next logical step in what has been a stellar early part of his career.