Golf Rankings for PGA Championship
Rory McIlroy [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #2
The new No. 1 player in the world has two wins in as many starts, The Open Championship and last week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. McIlroy won the 2012 edition of the PGA Championship and has finished eighth or better in four of the last five years. While those were all held at different venues it bodes very well given the roll McIlroy is now on.
Adam Scott [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #7
Over his last five starts, Scott has finished ninth or better with a win at Colonial and a total of three top-fives. Over the last three seasons, Scott has finished 11th or better with a T5 last year.
Sergio Garcia [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #14
Garcia knocked a diamond off a woman's ring prior to fading in the final round last week at Firestone. He's now finished with at least a share of second over his last three Tour events. Sergio played Valhalla the last time they hosted the PGA Championship back in 2000, placing T34.
Justin Rose [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #13
Over his last 13 starts of the season, Rose has only missed two cuts, which happens to be the only time he's finished outside of the top 25 during that span. Rose owns three finishes inside the top five in his last four worldwide appearances, highlighted by victories at Congressional and the Scottish Open.
Rickie Fowler [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #11
Over his last five worldwide appearances, Fowler has finished 13th or better with shares of second in the U.S. and British Open tournaments. Last year's T19 was a career-best for Fowler in four chances.
Keegan Bradley [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #105
Since winning the PGA in his 2011 debut, Bradley placed T3 in 2012 and T19 last year. Bradley's performance has been erratic for much of the season but heads to Valhalla with three consecutive top-20s, highlighted by a pair of T4s.
Jim Furyk [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #31
Furyk hasn't missed a cut this season and has recorded three consecutive top-15s with a pair inside the top fives. After years of mediocre performances at the PGA, Furyk was last year's runner-up. He played Valhalla back in 2000 and finished outside of the top 70.
Graeme McDowell [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #79
Including a pair of European Tour starts, McDowell has recorded five consecutive finishes inside the top 10. At the PGA, McD has scored four top-15s since 2008 but missed the cut in the other two.
Phil Mickelson [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #16
Over his last five worldwide appearances, Mickelson has finished 28th or better with three top-15s. Lefty won the PGA back in 2005 with four top-20s in the eight years since. Phil placed T9 at Valhalla back in 2000.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #20
While Kuchar owns four top-15s finishes over his last six starts, just one came inside the top-10. Kuchar was tied for second after two rounds of play in last year's PGA but finished outside of the top 20.
Henrik Stenson [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #4
Stenson finished a career-best solo third in last year's PGA Championship, his first appearance since missing the cut in 2010. After recording four consecutive worldwide top-10s, Stenson has cooled slightly with a T39 at the Open Championship and last week's T19 event at Firestone.
Jordan Spieth [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #5
Spieth missed the cut in last year's PGA debut. After recording five consecutive finishes inside the top 20, Spieth has finished T36 at the Open Championship and 49th last week at Firestone.
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