FINALLY.....after all the reshuffling of the sports calendar, golf's first major championship of 2020 has arrived: The PGA Championship, which will be played at TPC Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, California.
Originally scheduled for May as the second major of the year, The PGA Championship is now the first major, followed next by The US Open in September, and then The Masters in November (the 2020 British Open has been cancelled due to COVID-19).
As usual, the PGA Championship will consist of one of the best fields of the year, as 95 of the top 100 players in the world tee it up in hopes of claiming the Wanamaker Trophy. Here are a few of the main story lines we're watching:
- Can Brooks Koepka, the event's two-time defending champ, win the tournament again and become the first player to win three consecutive PGA Championships since the tournament moved from match play to stroke play in 1958?
- Will Justin Thomas, last week's winner of the WGC-Fed Ex St.Jude Invitational and newly crowned world #1 player, win his 2nd PGA and strengthen his hold on the title of world's best golfer?
- Can Jordan Speith round back into form and capture his first PGA Championship to become just the 6th golfer in history to win the career Grand Slam?
- Will Tiger Woods, back in action for just the 2nd time since the golf season returned, win the title to capture his 5th PGA Championship and tie Jack Nicklaus and Walter Hagen for most tournament victories?
These are just a handful of the many questions we can't wait to have answered when the 102nd PGA Championship tees off tomorrow. Check out the full schedule of live coverage on ESPN below. — Carmen Bottini
Live on ESPN:
4pm-10pm ET Thursday, August 6: First Round
Midnight-5:30am ET Friday, August 7: Replay of First Round
4pm-10pm ET Friday, August 7: Second Round
1pm-4pm ET Saturday, August 8: Third Round
Noon-3pm ET Sunday, August 9: Final Round