PGA Championship

Who’s going to win the PGA Championship? Our writers think they know

Columbia-born Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, is seeking his first PGA Championship.
Columbia-born Dustin Johnson, the world’s No. 1-ranked golfer, is seeking his first PGA Championship. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Observer writers covering this week’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club reveal their picks:

RICK BONNELL

Phil Mickelson: He's always been good at Quail Hollow, and he seems to love the place. Maybe this is his week.

SCOTT FOWLER

Dustin Johnson: The world's No.1 player and proud Coastal Carolina Chanticleer has the game to win any tournament at any time.

RON GREEN Jr..

Justin Thomas: He had a chance to win the U.S. Open and Quail Hollow is the place where he takes the next major step in his blossoming career.

JOE PERSON

Rickie Fowler: Notched his first PGA Tour win at Quail Hollow in 2012 and was in the hunt at the Masters and U.S. Open this year. It's time for Fowler to grab his first major.

MIKE PURKEY

Rory McIlroy: He has great history at Quail Hollow, winning twice, including a Sunday 62 in 2010 and a third-round 61 in 2015. And with a new caddie, he hits the reset button.

JOURDAN RODRIGUE

Jordan Spieth: He’s on a hot streak and won't slip on his way to making history as the youngest ever to win the Grand Slam.

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