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10 Picks to Win The 2024 PGA Championship

By: | Mon 13 May 2024

It's time for the second men's major of the year as the world's best golfers arrive at Valhalla in Kentucky for the PGA Championship, where Brooks Koepka is the defending champion.

World number one Scottie Scheffler and former winner here Rory McIlroy are in ominous form, but can anyone stop these favourites? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out ten players who could lift the Wanamaker Trophy this week.

Scottie Scheffler

It is difficult to bet against the world number one, who has enjoyed a dream run, winning four times this year, including The Masters. He simply has not a single weakness and has found a putting stroke that works under pressure.

Brooks Koepka

The defending champion has found his best form at exactly the right time. The 34-year-old American lives for the majors - he has already won five of them. And he is coming off the back of a win in Singapore.

Rory McIlroy

Rory McIlroy

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Won the last of his four majors at this course way back in August 2014 and will be desperate to end a drought that has gone on for far too long. He needs to find some fairways, hole a few putts and, crucially, get off to a good start.

Xander Schauffele

One of the most consistent golfers on the planet and arguably the best never to have won a major. He possesses every shot in the book and has a wonderful temperament. His first major is long overdue. Needs to hole a few putts.

Tommy Fleetwood

The Englishman has a formidable record in the majors but is still looking to break his duck on American soil. He is a wonderful driver of the golf ball and is an underrated putter. This would be a great time to end his drought. 

Ludvig Aberg

This may only be his second major but he finished second at The Masters on his debut. Aberg is most definitely a major champion in waiting and it would surprise nobody if he was to lift the Wanamaker Trophy on Sunday afternoon.

Talor Gooch

Enjoyed tremendous success on the LIV Golf tour in 2023, winning three times. He is a world-class golfer but has done little to improve his world ranking by taking advantage of his opportunities to play on the Asian Tour. 

Matthew Fitzpatrick

The former US Open champion is having a decent season and will be looking forward to Valhalla. He has become sneaky long, hits a lot of fairways and is, of course, one of the best putters in the business.

Eric Cole

This is a major that tends to produce surprise winners and the American would definitely fit that bill. He is a late developer who hits the ball straight and has a superb short game. He could well surprise a few people this week.

Collin Morikawa

Has emerged from an alarming slump and is now playing with confidence again. The two-time major champion is one of the best iron players in the modern game and has a terrific record in the majors.

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