(PRWEB UK) 10 August 2013
This year's PGA Golf Championship sees a return to the Oak Hill Country Club course in the city of Rochester, New York. The notoriously arduous course has not seen the Championship since 2003, and this year’s competitors will relish the challenge of its tight fairways and demanding rough.
Tiger Woods has already voiced his concerns regarding the speed of the greens; “They don’t have much thatch to them, so it’ll be interesting to see what they do for the tournament and how much they’re able to speed them up with kind of a lack of grass. I’m sure the greens aren’t as good as they’d like them to be.” In five previous PGA championships held at Oak Hill, only five players have managed to go under par.
Woods goes into the tournament as overwhelming favourite at 9/2 with William Hill following last weeks win at the WGC Bridgestone invitational. Compare this to 14/1 for Phil Mickelson and 16/1 for the 2013 Masters Champion Adam Scott. Woods will be looking to break a majors duck that has plagued him since 2008. A win here would move Woods on to an astonishing 15 majors. Other potential winners include 2013 US Open champion Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson and Brandt Snedeker.
Head of Operations at DSG, Matthew Tait had this to say: "The Majors Golf Championship are always highly difficult to predict which makes them all the more exciting. Both the US Open and Masters in 2012 were not won by the favourites and this makes for a much more interesting tournament."
Tiger Woods is looking like the overwhelming favourite after his performance at the Bridgestone International, but the pressure of claiming his first Major since 2008 could prove too much. You can never write off Phil Mickelson in the big tournaments either. I am looking forward to seeing how Rory McIlroy bounces back after numerous disappointments in the final major of the year.
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