Round 1 picks for the newly placed second major of the year, the PGA Championship. This major allows qualifying for PGA certified Professionals from around the country, possibly including the one from your local club. Just one of the cool things about this major.
Pretty safe to say this is the least prestigious of the four majors. The PGA Championship produces some of the least memorable major winners. Some names that have won since Tiger came onto the scene twenty years ago: Rich Beem, Shaun Micheel, Yang Yong-eun, Keegan Bradley, Jason Dufner, and Jimmy Walker.
A venue like Bethpage feels like it should produce a worthy champion, but time will tell.
Onto the important stuff: First Round Matchups. Providing a lot of picks to choose from this go around. Let’s get started.
Beau Hossler -107 over JJ Spaun
Jason Day +113 over Rory McIlroy
Jim Furyk -117 over Corey Conners
Matthew Fitzpatrick +105 over Rafa Cabrera Bello
Bronson Burgoon -132 over Brandon Stone
Xander Schauffele -108 over Hideki Matsuyama
Adam Scott -111 over Sergio Garcia
Brooks Koepka -144 over Francesco Molinari
Brooks Koepka -105 over Tiger Woods
Tony Finau -130 over Ian Poulter
Bubba Watson +125 over Justin Rose
Francesco Molinari +120 over Tiger Woods
Thorbjorn Oleson -101 over Ryan Moore
Kiradech Aphibarnrat -121 over Max Homa