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THIS WEEK'S MAIN EVENT
While watching next week's PGA Championship, why not preview the 2016 Ryder Cup at the same time? Hazeltine, in Chaska, Minn., will host both events, so set up a roster of 12 likely Americans and a dozen of their Euro counterparts and see who accumulates a lower score for the week. Among the Euros will no doubt be defending champ Padraig Harrington, who's looking to regain his major mojo after struggling with swing changes. Hazeltine, with three par-5s that play more than 600 yards, could take away the bombers' advantage and play right into Harrington's hands.
One and Done
As majors go, the PGA Championship is fourth on the schedule and possibly fourth in prestige. Since 1980 the PGA has had more first-time major winners than any of the other majors, and it has had the most single-major winners (below) holding its trophy.
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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP 12
BRITISH OPEN 10