Golf form expert Barry Plummer picks out four players he expects to challenge at Kiawah Island
It has been just over nine months since we witnessed an incredible performance from Collin Morikawa to be crowned the 2020 PGA champion, and now we get to do it all again at the stunning Kiawah Island. The tournament was last held here in 2012, with Rory McIlroy famously taking the title on that occasion, and with a high quality field on offer this week I have picked out four players I fancy to go the distance in my PGA Championship betting tips. But first…
PGA Championship details
Venue: Kiawah Island, South Carolina, USA
Date: May 20-23, 2021
Course stats: Par 72; 7,676 yards
Course summary: This famous Pete and Alice Dye track is a long, tough test worthy of a major championship. The course is a raised parklands, with a true links feel on the back nine. Clever bunkering, water hazards, and tricky winds are some of the main defences for this venue, with thick rough awaiting anyone who strays offline. Slow Paspalum greens will give players plenty to think about, with some forced carries ramping up the pressure at the 1991 Ryder Cup venue. The course runs in a figure of eight shape, but if players want to take home the eight-figure winners cheque they will have to fight for it round here.
Purse: $11 million
Defending champion: Collin Morikawa (-13)
Who will win the PGA Championship?
As usual, I’m joined by NCG’s Steve Carroll to discuss my betting tips for the PGA Championship on the Dialled In Podcast. I’ve picked out a handful players who I fancy to go well this week.
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