Why do we care about watching 156 men do things on a golf course that most of us never will be able to? For most of us, it is because of the drama and intrigue that unfolds over the course of four days.
This week at the 2012 PGA Championship is no exception. There is a reason the PGA Championship, every year, is known as “Glory’s Last Shot.” It’s the last opportunity of the season for a golfer to add a major trophy to their resume. If not successful, they must wait another eight months.
The Wanamaker Trophy isn’t always viewed in the same light as the first three majors of the year. That is not entirely the PGA Championship’s fault. With school about to start, the start of football season and the midst of a baseball pennant race, it’s understandable how the year’s fourth major can be overlooked.
This season, the PGA Championship is anything but an afterthought. Played on one of the country’s toughest courses, there are all the elements present for a classic tournament.
Let’s look at the seven biggest storylines heading into this week’s PGA Championship.