Dan Reardon, KMOX Golf Analyst

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Badger Envy – The 2015 PGA Championship will be the third time the event has been staged at Whistling Straits starting in 2004. In 2020 the course in Kohler/Sheboygan, Wisconsin will host the Ryder Cup. Add to the mix the US Open will travel to Erin Hills less than one hundred miles away in Milwaukee and you will have four majors and a Ryder Cup in a span of sixteen years for this region.

In that same time period St. Louis will have hosted one major championship, the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club.


Looking Up – The last time the PGA Championship was played at Whistling Straits there was controversy when Dustin Johnson was penalized after he played the wrong rule out of a bunker on the 72nd hole of the event and missed the playoff. This week tournament officials have taken every step to make sure the players are aware of the rules covering the more than one thousand sand traps on the course. Posted over every urinal in the player’s locker room is the rules statement.


Then Again – Tiger Woods says he is looking for consistency in his game. At least for the summer majors he may have found it. After soaring to an 80 in the first round of the US Open at Chambers Bay Woods has ‘settled’ down with rounds of 76, 76, 75 and an opening 75 at the PGA Championship.


Have no fear though because Woods said he really only struggled with one part of his game at Whistling Straits on Thursday, “Well, I hit it great today, but I made actually nothing. Probably one of the worst putting rounds I’ve had in a very long time. But I hit it good today, so that’s about it.“

He was so good he hit only half the fairways, missed a third of the greens and ranked in the bottom half of the field in driving distance. Makes you wonder what the numbers would be if he hit it poorly.

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