4 Reasons to Tune In to the PGA Championship This Year

Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits

Well, golf fans, that time is almost upon us again.  That’s right — it’s almost time for the PGA Championship, one of the biggest events of the year. It’s already been a crazy season with Tiger trying to get back into his groove with championship level play and Jordan Spieth working on unseating golf’s Number One player, Rory McIlroy.  The PGA Championship promises to continue the drama that has been 2015, so if you don’t have tickets yet (or at least don’t have plans to watch it on television), here are a few reasons that you should get in gear:

1. The Straits at Whistling Straits

This isn’t the first time that Whistling Straits has hosted the PGA Championship, but that doesn’t make this special course any less of a reason to watch.  Along with a true links-style design with deep bunkers and two full miles of Lake Michigan shoreline to contend with, there are roving sheep to battle.  Yes, Whistling Straits grazes a herd of Scottish blackface sheep on the property during golf season just to keep things interesting.

2. It’s the last 2015 Major

Is it an obvious reason?  Maybe.  But it’s also a good one.  This season has been so all over the place that any Major could be a legend-making event.  This is the last one and it’s the last chance for the best in the game to really show what they’re made of on the biggest stage.  Sure, it’s great to win a little championship, but when you take a Major, even non-golf people hear about it.

3. Jordan Spieth

Five words:  Jordan Spieth and Team Titleist — that’s all you need to know to know you’ve got to watch this event.  Spieth is on fire, and there is little question he’s going to be (or already is) the next big thing.  We’re cheering him on, and hopefully he’ll catch that number one position he’s chasing, but with his recent play at the British Open, we’re not so sure he’s a new, young Tiger Woods just yet.  He needs more consistency to stay on top — but with practice, Jordan and that Titleist bag may well earn a spot in golf history.

4. Most of those other guys

I kid — the field is chock-full of must-see players.  From former PGA Championship winners like our man Tiger (who, sadly, doesn’t look like he stands a chance) and Rory McIlroy (hopefully) to newly crowned British Open champ Zach Johnson, the field is oozing with talent.  Who will take this even is anybody’s guess, but all eyes will be on McIlroy and Spieth.  Other favorites include Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler and Justin Rose.

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