5 reasons why the PGA is the most exciting major

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Thriller! 5 reasons why the PGA is the most exciting major 1. Because it's fun to watch The U.S. Open setup is always hellish, the Masters appears to be heading in that direction (you tuned in this year, right?), and you never know what to expect from the British. The PGA, on the other hand, offers sensible setups with some accessible hole locations. Birdies down the stretch at a major — a novel concept, eh?
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2. Because the venues are much improved From 1987-89, the PGA visited lackluster PGA National, Oak Tree and Kemper Lakes (if your local muni hadn't been hosting a scramble, it might have made the rota). Those days are gone. Sure, the PGA still visits sleepy old standbys (see Southern Hills), but it's not afraid to take a chance with more dramatic layouts (see Whistling Straits).
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5. Because Tiger says so Nothing boosts an event's reputation like an endorsement from Woods. To wit: "The PGA gets it right," he said in 2005. "They make the rough difficult, but it's playable. They put the pins in difficult spots, but not where they could go over the edge ... and you go to great venues. Why can't all championships be that way?"
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3. Because it's the last major of the season Sure, the FedEx Cup playoffs — and their $10 million first prize — now cap the season, but the format has been tepidly received. The majors are the majors, the place where legends are cemented, and, in the case of the PGA, where player-of-the-year honors and Ryder/Presidents Cup teams are often decided. No other major holds that clout.
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4. Because it delivers A-list winners After a couple of no-name champions in 2002 and '03 (Rich Beem followed by Shaun Micheel), the PGA has crowned only the very best victors: Vijay Singh in '04 (he was No. 2 in the World Ranking at the time), Phil Mickelson in '05 (No. 3 in the world) and Tiger Woods in '06 (No. 1), each of who will need his own wing at the World Golf Hall of Fame.