Golf’s big season continues as the world’s best men descend on upstate New York for 2023. PGA Championship.
one and a half months from Jon Rahm‘S victory at the MastersThe Spanish and the rest of the golf world are now turning their attention to Oak Hill’s East Course.
The Course has hosted this event three times before, and while there are many obvious contenders in a star-studded field, history shows that Oak Hill is also a place where a relative outsider can thrive.
Largely oblivious, Shaun Micheel claimed to be its sole owner. PGA Tour While winning this championship on this course 20 years ago, Jason Dufner’s only major title came in 2013 at Oak Hill.
Here are some potential contenders and dark horses to watch out for over the weekend.
Scottie Scheffler (8/1)
Sure, Jon Rahm’s form and Masters win make the world’s number one player an obvious favorite, but Scottie Scheffler was in equally good shape in the first few months of 2023. Nice touch at Byron Nelson last weekend. If he continues to run the four days without any problems, there is a very good chance that Scheffler is right in his claim.
Tony Finau (20/1)
Oak Hill is often where the best forwards thrive, which could put Tony Finau in the mix. It’s been almost two years since the American athlete recorded the last of his top ten big races, but his final win over Rahm in Mexico showed Finau’s talent. The course should also fit the left-to-right fade.
Jason Day (25/1)
It was great to see Jason Day lift a trophy at Byron Nelson and Australia win the PGA Tour after a tough five years. Can he maintain that kind of fluency and struggle for a second PGA Championship crown? He was right in the contention to finish the Masters in the top ten before a disastrous Sunday in Augusta – Day’s confidence should have been significantly boosted by his victory last weekend, which could have given him the confidence that he needed to hold his own for the weekend.
patrick reed (80/1)
Brooks Koepka or Dustin Johnson may be the more obvious challengers among the LIV Golf rebels, but Patrick Reed is surprisingly unpopular and might do well in Oak Hill. Finishing the Masters in the top five showed an uber competitor’s big weekend prowess, and Reed may have the right kind of character and game to contend with.
Tom Hoge (200/1)
A decent long shot. Tom Hoge may be struggling again to turn his solid enough PGA Tour shows into one big weekend, but his sharp approach game should be worthwhile. Hoge excelled at this tournament in Southern Hills last year and showed what he could do with a sparkling 62 at the Players’ Championship in March.