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PGA Championship Preview

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In one of the most wide-open PGA Championships of all-time, the golf world sets its eyes on Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, one of the true tests in golf.  Here is a preview of the fourth major in 2013.Eyes on Tiger.  Woods has won five times this season including The Players Championship and is coming off his eighth win at Firestone in the Bridgestone Invitational, but he is 0-17 in his last 17 major tries.  Can he tame Oak Hill?  It will be tough.  This course doesn’t match-up well with Tiger’s game right now because his drive isn’t consistent enough to stay in the fairways and out of the…

Rough.  Rough.  And more rough.  Oak Hill is known for brutal rough.  In fact, Oak Hill should probably get a few chances to host a U.S. Open because this course plays both like that tournament and a PGA.  The rough was cut on Wednesday but they won’t do it again the rest of the week.  The winner of this tournament may very well be someone who doesn’t…

Over-think.  Golf is 75% mental, at least.  But at Oak Hill, the person who doesn’t get overwhelmed by this difficult course in his mind may very well win the tournament.  That person could be…

Jason Dufner.  He is major-ready and one of those guys who just goes out and plays golf.  That combination of being major-ready and mentally care-free in a good way could be the way to go.  So Dufner is the guy for me, but anyone can win this thing, including the already-major champs from this year, Adam Scott, Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson.

By:  Mike Lindsley, “Mid-Day with Mike,” M-F 1-4, Yankees pre/post game host on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.  Follow him on Twitter at Twitter.com/MikeLSports.  

 

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