The illustrious triumvirate of Padraig Harrington, Trevor Immelman and Angel Cabrera, the last three European Tour Major Champions, will form the preeminent grouping for the 90th US PGA Championship which gets underway at Oakland Hills Country Club next week.
The double Open Champion, Masters Champion and 2007 US Open Champion respectively create a formidable three ball for the season’s final Major Championship which will see a record 50 European Tour Members gather in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.
Harrington, of course, successfully defended his Open title at Royal Birkdale a fortnight ago while Immelman claimed his first Major title when he won the Masters Tournament at Augusta National in April. Traditionally the US Open Champion completes the grouping and with Tiger Woods ruled out through injury, that honour goes to Cabrera who completes an impressive European Tour trio teeing off at 1.15pm local time on Thursday 7 August.
Scotland’s Alastair Forsyth is in the first group set to get the US PGA Championship underway at 7.30am while another match to look out pits three of the game’s most exciting players together with Sergio Garcia, Anthony Kim and Camilio Villegas teeing off at 8.25am off the tenth.
Lee Westwood, Geoff Ogilvy and Zach Johnson is another mouthwatering threeball, teeing off at 8.35am from the tenth on Thursday. Likewise Adam Scott, Ernie Els and Fred Couples (1.55pm from the tenth) and Retief Goosen, Justin Rose and Kenny Perry (2.05pm from the tenth).
Two places are still up for grabs, for the winners of the WGC – Bridgestone Invitational and the Reno-Tahoe Open, and for the draw, click here.