Can Sergio Garcia overcome Masters hangover to win PGA Championship?

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 10, 2017

Most of all, the PGA is a gateway to immortality.

"In weighing the complex evolution of the golf calendar, the PGA of America's key objectives were to promote the best interests of our signature spectator Championship, do what is best for the game and its great players, and find the most advantageous platform to fulfill our mission of serving our almost 29,000 members and growing the game", PGA of America Chief Executive Officer Pete Bevacqua said. A win would give Rory his third PGA Championship.

The Players Championship will also move from May to March, while the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship moves from May to September.

Sure they are because the PGA Championship, the Players and more significantly the FedEx Cup playoffs won't be up against Alabama or the Patriots for viewership.

The 33-year-old is on course for his worst major year since 2009, having pulled out of The Masters after falling down a flight of stairs, missing the cut at the US Open and finishing a tied-54th at Birkdale.

True, and it's an especially good cadence if it's not conjoined at the end with Hank Williams Jr. bellowing, "Are you ready for some football?" "It's hard. It's long". In fact, it's possible none of it will. The Par-71 course stretches to 7,600 yards and will play even longer in rain. "Today we are making two announcements". The South African came third in 2015 and ended up with a fourth-place finish just past year.

"Obviously I'm not coming in with the best momentum in the world right now, but we are going to go out there and hopefully be as committed as possible, be confident out there, and hit some good shots", Garcia said.

Finau, 27, turned pro in 2007 and has steadily risen through the ranks to become one of the longest and most risky players on the PGA Tour.

"Really like and support (the) decision by (the) PGA and the tour", Tiger Woods tweeted about the moves. "Regardless of the date, THE PLAYERS is clearly one of the premier events in all of golf - the best players in the world, a premier venue in THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, an unmatched fan experience and a significant charitable component that benefits the Jacksonville-area community". It's much longer, different looks.

Thomas times two - I'll throw two names out there, mainly because they are both such big hitters: Thomas Pieters, who finished fourth last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and Justin Thomas, who owns three PGA Tour titles this season. "I recognise where we are and what it would mean to win a major, not anything else other than that".

Rory McIlroy also seemed to feel the shift was a good one, although he wasn't looking at it from a football competition perspective.

"I think the changes are really good", McIlroy said. He will be hoping to bounce back after a couple of disappointing tournaments in recent months. It just has a better flow to it.

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