Jimmy Walker recorded his best year on the PGA tour in 2014 after he finished in the Top 10 on three occasions. Walker earned a place in the US Ryder Cup team thanks to his impressive performances last season.?
A sixth place finish at the Masters earlier this year and five other Top 10s this season, Dustin Johnson can get the better of anyone on his day. He is one of the longest drivers on the tour today and his powerful driving can earn him his first major.
The defending champion is paired with Rory McIlroy for the first two rounds this year. Martin Kaymer won his first major at the PGA Championship in 2010 and a bad run of form ensued before the German won his second major at Pinehurst last year.
Kaymer was ranked No. 1 in the world for eight weeks in 2011. Kaymer’s best result this year has been a third place finish at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
Jordan Spieth became the second youngest golfer behind Tiger Woods to win the Masters after scoring 270 (−18). With two wins, three runner-ups and nine Top 10 finishes, don’t be surprised if Spieth repeats his Masters feat in Chambers Bay.
Another advantage for the young American is his caddie Michael Greller, who worked at Chambers Bay before joining Spieth on the PGA tour. He leads the tour with a scoring average of 69.166.
The World No. 1 has missed two cuts in his last two starts at the European PGA Championship and Irish Open respectively. Rory McIlroy’s form shouldn’t be a concern as he has showed in the past that he can bounce back in impreesive fashion.
He won the US Open in 2011 before adding three majors to his tally in the last three years. McIlroy has taken time off to rejuvenate himself until he resumed practice last Sunday in Florida.