PGA Championship: 10 golfers to watch at Bethpage Black

Geoff Shackelford, Golfweek
Published 7:42 a.m. ET May 15, 2019 | Updated 7:45 a.m. ET May 15, 2019

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What I’m Hearing: Golfweek’s Steve DiMeglio spoke with Tiger Woods and the four-time PGA Championship winner discussed the harsh conditions currently plaguing Bethpage Black in Long Island.
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Here are 10 golfers to watch at Bethpage Black this week for the PGA Championship, which begins Thursday. The golfers are listed in order of their current Official World Golf Ranking.

DUSTIN JOHNSON

Why he could win: Ignore that stumble at Harbour Town, it was just another week Johnson played well on a course that is not suited to his attacking style (Valspar the other). But what course is a problem for Johnson at this point? Three appearances at Bethpage – a T-40 in the 2009 U.S. Open; T-3 in the 2012 Barclays and T-18 in the 2016 Barclays – suggest he likes it enough.

Holding him back: Not much. Some might wonder if he’s still not over the 2010 PGA final-hole mishap, but DJ’s cracked a few jokes lately about the fiasco.

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