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PGA Championship capsules

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 1, 2014 at 8:43 am •  Published: August 1, 2014

A capsule look at 10 top contenders for the 96th PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 7-10 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.


Age: 34.

Country: Australia.

World ranking: 1.

Worldwide wins: 24.

2014 wins: Colonial.

Majors: Masters (2013).

2014 Majors: Masters-T14, US Open-T9, British Open-T5.

Birdies: He hasn't finished out of the top 10 since he went to No. 1 in the world in May.

Bogeys: He has won only two times in America in the last year.



Age: 25.

Country: Northern Ireland.

World ranking: 2.

Worldwide wins: 13.

2014 wins: BMW PGA Championship, British Open.

Majors: US Open (2011), British Open (2014), PGA Championship (2012).

2014 Majors: Masters-T8, US Open-T23, British Open-1.

Birdies: The last time he won a major, he established himself as the best player in golf.

Bogeys: Only six players in history have won the final two majors of the year.



Age: 35.

Country: Spain.

World ranking: 5.

Worldwide wins: 24.

2014 wins: Qatar Masters.

Majors: None.

2014 Majors: Masters-Cut, US Open-T35, British Open-T2.

Birdies: Has more top 3s in the PGA Championship than in any other major, including two runner-up finishes.

Bogeys: Played great at Hoylake when the pressure was off. Now the pressure is back on.



Age: 44.

Country: United States.

World ranking: 8.

Worldwide wins: 19.

2014 wins: None.

Majors: US Open (2003).

2014 Majors: Masters-T14, US Open-T12, British Open-4.

Birdies: Already has three runner-up finishes this year, was runner-up at the PGA last year and has locked up a spot on the Ryder Cup team.

Bogeys: Hasn't won in four years and has failed to convert a 54-hole lead the last seven times.



Age: 38.

Country: United States.

World ranking: 10.

Worldwide wins: 90.

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