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With the biggest names in golf ready to tee it up, and a course littered with long rough and slick greens, the PGA Championship at the legendary Bethpage Black Course has all the makings to deliver an exciting four days of golf.
With that in mind, lets take a look at some golfers to consider when building your fantasy lineup for the PGA Championship.
On top of Tiger coming off arguably the most impressive win of his career, Bethpage is a place he has experienced success before. He won the U.S. Open there in 2002 and placed second in the 2009. If he can carry his momentum from the Masters win to a course he knows and plays well, Tiger won't only be in contention, he'll likely be raising another trophy come Sunday.
Ricky Fowler is arguably the best golfer to never win a major and, after coming so close time and time again, the PGA Championship could finally be his spot. His ability to drive to ball off the tee should be a huge asset at Bethpage, especially if he keeps it away from the rough. Fowler was T-9 at the Masters and T-4 in his lone start since then. Over his last 14 starts, Fowler has finished in the top-10 eight times.
Dustin Johnson quietly walked away from the Masters with a second-place finish. Like Fowler, his ability to hit the ball off the tee (25th on tour in driving distance) will help him at Bethpage. Additionally, he ranks 25th in greens in regulation (GIR), which he will have to continue to do at a course with thick rough surrounding the greens. He ranks second on the tour in scoring average and already has six top-10 finishes this season, along with a win at WGC-Mexico.
Bryson DeChambeau was tied for the lead after Day 1 of the Masters. He faltered on Friday and ended up T-29, but on the season he has three top-3 finishes and a win at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. He ranks third on tour in birdie average and 34th in driving accuracy percentage, which could help him keep the ball out of the long rough off the tee. For a course that is seemingly going to play like a U.S. Open course, a calculated player like DeChambeau could thrive in this setting.
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