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Michael Bamberger
August 10, 2009
Who's Most Likely to Win The PGA Championship and Why
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August 10, 2009

Pga Tour Confidential

Who's Most Likely to Win The PGA Championship and Why

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Shipnuck: Henrik Stenson hasn't backed up anything in majors. Geoff Ogilvy has been an enigma. Jim Furyk may be on the downside. Where has Anthony Kim been? You have Martin Kaymer and Paul Casey, but they're not on the same level as the others.

Anonymous Pro: The favorite for the PGA is anyone's guess. There are 50 guys who can win it. Look who has won this year. Would you have picked any of those guys?

Hack: Give me Perry or Steve Stricker over these young guys. Perry or Stricker will win a major before García or Adam Scott.

Van Sickle: Bold call. I'd like to see it.


Shipnuck: I'm going to take a flier on Paddy. I have a hunch. In the scrum of writers at Turnberry on Sunday afternoon, he had a twinkle in his eye, as if he knew something that we didn't.

Van Sickle: He did win the Irish PGA right before the Open, so that had to help his confidence.

Shipnuck: It would save his year, be a cool story and lift him back to No. 2. Maybe I'm simply rooting for him because I'm writing the PGA story.

Bamberger: I'll take Tiger as my real pick and Furyk as my dark horse. Hazeltine is a course that demands great iron play. Furyk is one of the few guys out of that John Mahaffey--Larry Nelson mold who's not content with his major résumé and wants more.

Shipnuck: Haven't we banned taking Tiger as a choice? That's too easy.

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