This week, the golfing world is turning its attention to the second major of the year, with players ready for the PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club.
After weeks of tune-up opportunities since The Masters, the second major brings another tough test for every golfer. That being said, let's take a look at three players to consider for your fantasy team heading into the PGA Championship.
PGA Championship 2022 Fantasy Picks
Jordan Spieth Fantasy
I backed Jordan Spieth last week in this article and he delivered a second-place finish at the AT&T Byron Nelson. After an up and down start to the season that saw Spieth finish in the top-5, but also miss some cuts, the Texas native has turned it on the past two tournaments. Two starts ago he won the RBC Heritage and then followed it up by almost repeating but ultimately grabbing the aforementioned second place at the Bryon Nelson. While Spieth missed the cut in this year's first major, he's no stranger to winning the big tournament. Expect Spieth to continue to ride the momentum here.
Shane Lowry Fantasy
Shane Lowry struggled to start the season, missing two out of three cuts. Since then, the 35-year-old Irishman has only finished outside the top-20 once in seven starts, and that includes four top-five finishes, and a streak of three top-five finishes he is on entering this tournament. Lowry's ball striking and putting have carried him of late, ranking No. 4 on tour in Strokes Gained (SG): Approach The Green, and No. 13 in SG: Putting. He's also done plenty of competing in this event, including three top-15 finishes in his last four starts in this event.
Tiger Woods Fantasy
Tiger Woods is expected to make his way onto the course again for his second tournament since his career-threatening car crash. In his first outing at The Masters, he came away with a T-47 after back-to-back weekend rounds of 78. His first two rounds were much more impressive, so you have to assume there was some element of fatigue that began to set in. With more rest, fewer nerves, and presumably more strength, it's safe to assume he's in better shape for this tournament. And like Augusta, Tiger has played some great golf here. He won this event in 2007 the last time it was at Southern Hills. His other two finishes here as a pro were 12th (also in a major) and 21st. Unlike Augusta, this course probably won't be as grueling to walk, thus taking less of a physical toll. Winning isn't something we're predicting for Tiger, but he could be a great addition to the middle of your squad.
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