The fourth and final Golf Major of 2017 will take place at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte NC. A new page in golf history could be penned as Jordan Speith strives to become only the sixth and youngest player to complete the career Grand Slam with a PGA Championship victory. He is on a charge after a thrilling back nine to clinch The Claret Jug and Champion Golfer of the Year at the British Open, Jordan is the odds on favorite to win the PGA Championship. Hot on his heals will be the Irishman Rory McIlroy who has won two PGA Tour victories at Quail Hollow and holds the course tournament scoring record.
Quail Hollow has been renovated over the past year by renowned course designer Tom Fazio. He has changed to the layout to make the course more challenging. The greens and ruff have been converted to Bermuda Grass and over 1000 trees have been removed from the property in order to accommodate better sight lines for the 50,000 expected daily spectators. The golf course will be an excellent stage for the final golf major.
The popular choice at the PGA will be Jordan Speith to take home the Wanamaker Trophy, however, the PGA Championship loves to crown first time Major winners. My pick at the PGA is Hideki Matsuyama, he has been knocking on the door and I think the golf Gods are ready to answer.
Enjoy the tournament!
Corrie Sternquist, PGA
Director of Golf
Maderas Golf Club