The Post’s Mark Cannizzaro can make his picks for this week’s PGA Championship at Harding Park in San Francisco:
The 40-12 months-previous Australian and previous Masters winner has not played on the PGA Tour due to the fact the coronavirus pandemic shut down the tour in March. Scott, who’s been doing work on his activity in North Carolina in new months, concluded in the leading 10 at the past two PGA Championships, which include a tie for eighth at Bethpage Black previous 12 months. This is a full hunch decide on, because inactivity frequently is not a beneficial.
He’s going for a three-peat, the to start with participant in 93 many years to do it at a PGA Championship. And he appeared to obtain his form final 7 days in Memphis, coming in a a little errant tee shot in the 72nd gap of attainable winning. His electrical power activity satisfies what Harding Park asks of players.
The 28-yr-previous is tranquil and entirely under the radar. But he’s truly great and unafraid of the huge stage. He tied for 3rd at very last year’s PGA and concluded tied for ninth at the Masters. He’s a California indigenous and 1 of the game’s finest ball strikers, which will be expected this 7 days at Harding Park.
It’s tricky to dismiss the hulked-up DeChambeau even with the point that his very hot start out considering that the Tour restarted its schedule in June has cooled of late. He’s the longest hitter in the industry and Harding Park will demand length.
Could it last but not least be Fowler’s time in a significant following his -for-39 operate? He’s not been in fantastic form this yr as he’s tried to revamp his swing. But he looked better very last week in Memphis and has been functioning with a new swing coach, John Tillery. Fowler has built the slice in 14 consecutive majors, next to only Brooks Koepka’s 22 among active players.