2018 PGA Championship: 10 players to watch
Shinnecock was designed by Willie Davis and was established in It is a Par 70, yards. It has a course rating of I'm a bit surprised Tiger is still so high given that he now seems to be struggling to find his game after his sizzling start to the comeback. Here are the current odds as of May from Bovada. They will change a bit leading up to the US Open so check often. Spieth made quite a run at the Masters only to just fall short. Spieth has won the US Open on a really tough course similar to Shinnecock and has won an Open Championship which is a links style course like this one.
Even though he finished a solid 10 th at Augusta he was a non-factor all week. DJ is just too good not to consider as a favorite to win the US Open in and with his distance off the tee he should do well if he keeps the ball straight and in the fairway.
Rory folded like a cheap suit at the Masters playing average golf when a simple under par would have given him his green jacket and career slam - Maybe next year! As for the US Open, Rory is still one of the best players in the world although his putting is what let him down at Augusta and a good putter will be key to winning at Shinnecock.
He shot a -5 on the Sunday and most of that was because of his putter. He is playing good golf and is generally a good putter and can still hit it far off the tee. He came in second at Shinnecock back in so he does have a good history there. Not a top favorite to win but he would love a US Open title before calling it a career.
Three top threes in his last five starts, and ranking 13th in Strokes Gained: Off The Tee which will prove an important stat on this long, wet course , Hoffman has all the tools to win this week. Another very good player, playing well, without many reps on this course. Berger was a trendy pick coming off a win before promptly missing the cut at the U.
Open, but that disappointing showing has overshadowed his continued good play: His T at the PGA Championship is his best finish to date, and his next best — a T finish — came that same year. First, because he has played quite well at Quail Hollow before, with T and T finishes in and His recent form is also good, with two top seven finishes in his last three starts, and his fourth-placed standing in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee will be key this week.
There are always reasons to not pick Bubba Watson. His recent form has been average, at best. PGA Championship , Golf.