PGA Championship

Looking for players to watch at the PGA Championship? Here are 10 to follow

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Rickie Fowler, watched by swing coach Butch Harmon during Tuesday’s practice round, won his first PGA Tour event at Quail Hollow in 2012. This week he’s seeking his first major championship on the Charlotte course.
Rickie Fowler, watched by swing coach Butch Harmon during Tuesday’s practice round, won his first PGA Tour event at Quail Hollow in 2012. This week he’s seeking his first major championship on the Charlotte course. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Ten players you will want to watch at this week’s PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club:

JORDAN SPIETH: With his first shot at completing the career Grand Slam, Spieth arrives with his game in excellent form.

RORY MCILROY: If you believe the horses for courses theory, this could be Rory’s week.

DUSTIN JOHNSON: His major championship season has been a bust to this point, but that could change in a hurry.

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA: As thick as the Quail Hollow rough will be, ball-striking will be at a premium and he’s among the best.

SERGIO GARCIA: With a green jacket and a new wedding ring on his finger, Garcia is in a very good place and likes Quail Hollow.

JASON DAY: The flash is returning to his game after a flat start to the year, and when he’s on a roll he’s dangerous.

JON RAHM: He admits the next step for him is contending in a major, and this could be the week he does that.

RICKIE FOWLER: Seeking that major championship breakthrough at a place where he had his PGA Tour breakthrough.

CHARLEY HOFFMAN: Did you know he’s had at least a share of the lead at some point in all three majors this year?

BROOKS KOEPKA: He’s at home on big, muscular golf courses, and he loves playing major championships, as his record shows.

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