Every player establishes a game plan in the days leading up to a tournament, especially a major. The players assess the strengths and weaknesses of their game, in relation to the golf course.
The player’s game plan does not necessarily mean the player will win the tournament, but it gives them the best chance to be in contention.
Kiawah is a long course with winds coming off the ocean for 10 of the holes. Players need to be able to get the ball down the fairway enough to set up a good approach shot. They must also keep the ball in play and navigate the winds as much as possible.
A player capable of being in contention, will not only be able to manage the elements, but also manage the stress and pressures that will be thrust on him.
Keep reading to see what the top players in the world need to do in order to be in contention during the back nine on Sunday at the PGA Championship.