Lam “Career Grand Slam challenge” vs. Schaeffler “I will go long this time” vs. McIlroy “missing the cut is weak”
PGA Championship Opening Tomorrow
World Ranking ‘Top 3’ Clashes in 6 Weeks At the
2nd major men’s golf tournament this season, the PGA Championship, John Lahm (Spain), Scotty Scheffler (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) will compete for the world number one spot.
The PGA Championship opens on the night of the 18th (Korean time) at the Oak Hill Country Club (par 70) in Rochester, New York, USA, and begins a fierce battle for four days. It is the first time in 10 years since토스카지노 2013 that the PGA Championship will be held at Oak Hill Country Club. 156 of the world’s top players compete for the Wanamaker Trophy, given to the winner. The total prize money for the tournament has not yet been announced. Last year, the total prize money was 15 million dollars (approximately 20.1 billion won) and the winning prize was 2.7 million dollars (3.6 billion won).
The match between the world’s top 3 players draws attention. World No. 1 Ram, No. 2 Schaeffler, and No. 3 McIlroy will meet again six weeks after the Masters last month. After McIlroy took a break after missing the cut at the Masters, he returned at the Wells Fargo Championship on the 4th, and Ram and Schaeffler did not participate in the Wells Fargo Championship, so the top 3 battles did not happen. Lahm and Schaeffler’s best ever PGA Championship finish is a tie for fourth, and McIlroy won twice in 2012 and 2014.
After the 2021 US Open, Ram reached the top of the Masters last month and filled half of the’Career Grand Slam’. If you win the PGA Championship and The Open, you will become the seventh career Grand Slam winner after Bobby Jones, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan (above USA), Gary Player (South Africa), Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods (above USA). Ram’s rise this season is terrifying. He competed in 12 events, winning four, finishing runner-up once, and placing in the top 10 eight times. “It’s definitely going to be great (Career Grand Slam),” Ram said. But he said, “It’s absurd to think that he can always perform well.” He said, “I will focus on winning the majors without being more conceited than the grand slams.”
Schaeffler is preparing to shake off the ‘nightmare’ of abstention. Schaeffler has never withdrawn from 101 events since his 2018 PGA Tour debut. The same goes for the second part, the Korn Ferry Tour. However, he was the only one to abstain from the Monroe Invitational in 2016, when he was an amateur. Monroe Golf Club and Oak Hill Country Club, where the Monroe Invitational is held, are so close that it only takes 9 minutes by car. Schaeffler said, “I came to the vicinity of Rochester only once, and it was the only tournament I withdrew from.”
McIlroy plans to use the PGA Championship as a springboard to escape from sluggishness. McIlroy seems to have found a solution, especially swing modification. According to Golf Week, McIlroy received swing advice from Woods, a close friend, immediately after finishing tied for 47th at the Wells Fargo Championship. “I missed the cut at the Masters was a big lesson,” McIlroy said. “I’m trying to fix the clubface being too open on the downswing.”