Off the Tee: 2015 PGA Championship Preview
Just one major left on the 2015 golf calendar - next week's PGA Championship in Wisconsin. But there a quality tune-up event this week - the WGC Bridgestone in Ohio.
In this edition of "Off The Tee" with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog, we talk about those tournaments and so much more. Here are some of the headlines:
- Troy Merritt wins the Quicken Loans National despite missing the cut in his last five events. Joel says he's not surprised the Iowa native finally has a win on the PGA Tour after 96 tries.
- Tiger Woods posts best finish since The Masters when he tied for 18th in Virginia, saying he believes his swing has "turned the corner". Joel says there are still other parts of Tiger's game that are keeping him from being a serious contender.
- Rory McIlroy continues to rehab his ankle injury. A report Monday said he will play his first practice round, since the injury, this weekend at Whistling Straits, site of next week's PGA Championship. A report Tuesday shot down that rumor.
- Most of the top golfers in the world will be in the field at the WGC Bridgestone in Ohio this weekend. Joel says Jordan Spieth is the man to beat, but Phil Mickelson and Rickey Fowler have a history of playing well in Akron.
- 2015's last major, the PGA Championship, is next week in Wisconsin. Whistling Straits is hosting the event for the third time and Joel says if past history is any indication, get ready for a playoff.
- Robert Allenby fires his caddy in the middle of the first round at the Canadian Open. Joel says this is the kind of stuff that happens in other sports, not golf.
- When the Ryder Cup heads to France for the first time in 2018, could John Daly be the Captain of the U.S. team? Joel says that will probably never happen.
- The South Dakota Men's Amateur Championship is this weekend at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Joel just played the course and has some insight on the layout and the competitors.
Listen to my complete interview with Joel here: