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Friday 30 September 2016

Six in-form challengers for PGA glory

Published 13/08/2015 | 02:30

Dustin Johnson: popular choice among the players as a contender this week
Dustin Johnson: popular choice among the players as a contender this week

Jason Day 14/1 - The Aussie earned worldwide acclaim for his heroic battle against severe vertigo at the US Open and just missed out on a play-off in the British Open. Has come close to winning a Major. Needs to get over the line.

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Dustin Johnson 14/1

He has drawn a line in the sand over his four previous near-misses and misfortunes in Majors since 2010. A popular choice among the players as a contender this week, despite the awful three-putt that kept him out of a US Open play-off with Jordan Spieth at Chambers Bay.

Justin Rose 20/1

Zurich Classic winner, tied-sixth at British Open, tied-fourth at Quicken Loans, tied-third at Firestone all suggests that Rose only needs a slice of luck to win his second Major.

Rickie Fowler 20/1

Another in the ranks of 'best players never to win a Major' - yet. Fowler admits he would have been more concerned about that status if he had not won The Players Championship and the Scottish Open already this season.

Brooks Koepka 45/1

European Tour Rookie of the Year in 2014, Koepka has won the Phoenix Open this season. He was tied-third at the FedEx St Jude Classic, finished tied-10 in the Open, and at Firestone last week he tied for sixth. The 25-year-old is fifth overall in the PGA Tour stats rankings.

Shane Lowry 50/1

Bit of a wildcard here. The question of how much victory at Firestone has depleted Lowry mentally and physically will be answered over the opening 36 holes, but if he gets on a roll, adrenaline will take care of that.

Irish Independent

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