The British Open delivered all the excitement we were anticipating as Jordan Spieth made one of the greatest bogeys of all-time en route to winning his first Open Championship. Spieth is now entering this weekend's PGA Championship with the chance to be the youngest player in history to complete a career grand slam. However, Rory Mcilroy is the 7/1 favorite at Quail Hollow as he's rounding into form with a top five finish at The Open and last weekend's Bridgestone Invitational. There are plenty of other contenders who will be looking to steal the thunder from Spieth and Rory.


Spieth and McIlroy are the obvious favorites, and could head into Sunday as the final pairing, but there are a couple of other players who have caught my eye as potential winners.

Rickie Fowler is still looking for his first major championship, but he's been in contention at all three majors this year finishing 11th, 5th, and 22nd. This weekend's champion will need to be able to hit long drives with accuracy, and Fowler is capable of doing both.

Fowler also has an elite short game that could set him apart from the field. He currently ranks first in sand saves and putting on the PGA Tour, and he plays well at this course, where he finished fourth in 2016.

Jason Day hasn't had the season that many expected in 2017, but he has a strong chance to win his second PGA Championship in three years.

Day always plays well at this tournament, finishing 8th, 15th, 1st, and 2nd in his last four PGA Championship appearances. He ranks 27th on the tour in driving distance and 25th in fairway bunker avoidance, which will be a key to victory at Quail Hollow.

Day is also a great sand player, ranking first on the tour in proximity to the hole when shooting from a sand trap.

If Day's putter can get hot like it was over the past two seasons, he could be in line to win his second major.

Fowler currently sits at 14/1 in Las Vegas with Day at 25/1, making them solid value plays to win the tournament.

If you're looking for some major long shots, Gary Woodland (100/1) and Tony Finau (66/1) are both great ball-strikers with quality all-around games that could be in the hunt on Sunday.

Jon Rahm (25/1), Hideki Matsuyama (11/1), and Sergio Garcia (33/1) should all be near the top of the leaderboard as well with skill sets that could dominate this course.

TV Schedule

Thursday, August 10

TNT 1 PM - 7 PM ET

Friday, August 11

TNT 1 PM - 7 PM ET

Saturday, August 12

TNT 11 AM - 2 PM ET


Sunday, August 13

TNT 11 AM - 2 PM ET