Today begins the US PGA golf tournament at Valhalla with Rory McIlroy seen as the clear favourite for the last major of the year. Rory won last week’s WGC and also the Open which was the last major, the two victories have reinstalled him as number one in the world.
In great news for any golf fan, Tiger Woods is indeed fit enough to play the event after being forced to withdraw on the last day of the WGC at FIrestone. This will prove to be a very important week for the superstar as he battles to impress ahead of the upcoming Ryder Cup. Woods is unable to qualify automatically for the US team.
However, Rory has no issues with qualification after having a very successful year hitting form at exactly the right moment, giving the European team a boost for the intercontinental golf tournament. He tees off at 19.45 (Spanish time) along with Bubba Watson and Martin Kaymer in a very strong threesome.
The Spanish hope for a winner seems to lie with Sergio Garcia who recently has been playing very impressively securing runner up spot in his last three tournaments and will attempt to go one better at Valhalla. The Spaniard said, “Obviously finishing second is not the greatest, but I’m really excited about the way I’m playing.”
Another one to watch this week is surely Rickie Fowler who was placed within the top five at each major this year. His consistency has served him well in 2014 and the American will definitely feel confident on home turf. As always British veteran Lee Westwood will try to break his duck at Major Championships which he very much deserves after having won countless tournaments on every continent.
But all eyes will be on the two most world renowned players, Woods and McIlroy, with a lot of fans praying to see the Tiger of old back in to his rhythm.