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On Tour: PGA Championship 2021

Looking forward to the next major event of the season? Look no further! The PGA Championship is right around the corner and we have broken down everything you need to know about the event.

2021’s PGA Championship promises lots of excitement and unlike last year, spectators will be allowed on the grounds to watch the action. After getting back into the swing of things with The Masters, professional golfers from across the world are sure to give each other some heavy competition this year.

Set to be played from the 20th to the 23rd May, this year’s PGA Championship will take place at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. With beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean and 18 well-designed holes, the course has previously held the Ryder Cup, the World Cup of Golf and hosted the PGA Championship in 2012, won by Rory McIlroy.

Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has a total of ninety holes across its 5 courses and is located along the beachfront and inlands of South Carolina, United States. Established in 1976, the resort has seen ample professional golfers and has hosted PGA Professional Championships and Senior PGA Championships in its time. Whilst the Ocean Course is known for its heavy breeze which have unpredictable directions and strength, it is most famous for it’s rich tournament history and design by Pete and Alice Dye.

Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort

2021 PGA Championship Top 5 Odds

  1. Dustin Johnson 10-1
  2. Jon Rahm 11-1
  3. Justin Thomas 12-1
  4. Bryson DeChambeau 14-1
  5. Jordan Spieth 16-1

It is no surprise that the players with the lowest odds are 5 of the top ranked players in the Official Golf World Rankings and will be the ones to keep an eye on at this years PGA professional tournaments. After winning The Masters in 2020, Dustin Johnson has been on top form and at the top of most leaderboards.

However, there are some who aren’t included in this top 5 that we think could be ones to watch:

Will Zalatoris

Coming in second at his first-ever appearance at The Masters, Will Zalatoris was thrown into the spotlight this year at just 24 years old. Despite the 33-1 odds stacked against him for this tournament, Zalatoris finished only one stroke behind The 2021 Masters Champion, Hideki Matsuyama. Although still only a temporary PGA Tour member due to pandemic restrictions, his runner up victory and engagement to girlfriend Caitlin last month, may spur him on to a first-place win. Will needs a win under his belt to compete in the FedEx Cup Playoffs later this year.

Will Zalatoris sporting stylish FootJoy polo
Will Zalatoris sporting stylish FootJoy polo

Collin Morikawa

Also only 24 years old and with only two years as a professional golfer under his belt, Collin Morikawa is certainly one to watch at this year’s tournament, considering his 2020 PGA Championship win. Collin has flourished quickly as a pro with a 70.6 scoring average and already 6th in the Official Golf World Rankings. With an impressive performance at RBC Heritage, landing a spot in the top 10, Collin is definitely a contender for victory.

Collin Morikawa holding his trophy at the 2020 PGA Championship
Collin Morikawa holding his trophy at the 2020 PGA Championship

Hideki Matsuyama

After his surprising first place at The Masters 2021, Hideki Matsuyama grew to fame quickly and was recently awarded the Japanese Prime Minister Award for his achievements. His appearance at the PGA Championships will be his first since The Masters and with 48 top 10 finishes under his belt, he could be in with a fighting chance of victory once again.

Hideki Matsuyama wearing the green jacket poses with prime minister Yoshihide Suga during the prime minister's award ceremony
TOKYO, JAPAN – APRIL 30: Hideki Matsuyama wearing the green jacket poses with prime minister Yoshihide Suga during the prime minister’s award ceremony. (Photo by The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images)

If you’re within the UK, you can watch the PGA Championship 2021 on Sky Sports, where their golf channel will host live coverage and main events.

Keep an eye out on our social media pages to see what the best of the best are wearing and playing with at the PGA Championship 2021.

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