“Glory’s Last Shot” is right around the corner. The fourth major of the year often gets overlooked for a variety of reasons. It can be because football is about to start, school is about to start or just the odd timing since there was just a major three weeks ago.
Some have even referred to the PGA Championship as just a glorified PGA Tour event. Courses are not usually as daunting as the U.S. Open and British Open. It also lacks the tradition of the Masters.
This year, however, is definitely one to watch. It’s being played at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course. The course was ranked as the most difficult in the U.S. by Golf Digest ahead of such courses like Bethpage Black, Whistling Straits Pebble Beach and Shinnecock.
Set on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, the 7,600-yard layout presents a daunting layout for shorter hitters. Add in the swirling winds off the coast, and this place can be even more difficult for the big hitters who lack accuracy.
In order to prevail at this layout, the golfer needs to be long, accurate and most importantly a grinder. It will be a shock to many if the winning score is way under par.
So just who is the most likely to survive this brutal challenge? Let’s look at the 25 golfers who are best suited for Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course.