2007 PGA Championship Picks
The writers and editors of GOLF Magazine, Sports Illustrated and GOLF.com make their predictions for the 2007 PGA Championship.
Gary Van Sickle
Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated
Pick: Tiger Woods
I've already written about how Scott Verplank was going to be my pick to win the PGA because Southern Hills doesn't favor a long hitter, it favors a precise iron player and a good putter. Also, Verplank would've continued the streak of first time major-winners. But Tiger Woods's performance at Firestone changed everything.
Tiger's swing is back in the groove, and his putting has been great all summer. As Tiger showed in Akron, when he's on his game and playing well, it's not a contest. Firestone is a tight, tree-lined course that is par 70, and it's not supposed to be a good course for Tiger, but he's won there six times. So the details of Southern Hills don't matter. The way he's playing, Tiger could win the PGA no matter where it was played.