Here are list of players in this year’s PGA Championship field to watch out for, that have their own storylines entering the tournament.
Of the 156 golfers in this year’s fourth and final Major, only one will be able to hoist the Wanamaker Trophy.
The award, named after Rodman Wanamaker, was first awarded in 1916. Back then, the grand prize was $2,500, which he funded out of his own pocket.
He is also credited with the formation of the Professional Golfers Association, for which the tournament is founded on.
Of course, the purse of today’s tournament would blow Mr. Wanamaker’s mind. The purse for the event is $10 million, with the winner taking home $1.8 million and the Wanamaker Trophy for four days of work on the golf course.
Are you in the right career, after hearing that? Yeah, we chose the wrong career to make a living.
However, not all of us have the talent as this week’s players. They are the best golf has to offer. They come from all parts of the world, and have accomplished many things in their own careers.
With this week being the last major of the season, every player in the field will be competing to have their name etched into golfing history.
You might be a one-hit wonder, but it won’t matter.
A win here will have your name mentioned in the same breath as previous champions Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Walter Hagen.
Just ask Rich Beem.
Who, you ask? The PGA Champion from 2002, who was the first to take down Tiger in a Major Championship. His victory dance on the 18th hole of that year’s championship lives on cause of its elevated popularity of out-dueling Woods.
If you decided to check in on some golf this week, here are some marquee names to keep an eye on.