The second men’s Major Championship is upon as the 2022 US PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club takes centre stage this week.
Scottie Scheffler is bidding to land back-to-back Majors following his success at The Masters last month, while Jon Rahm could leapfrog the American at the top of the Official World Golf Ranking with a victory.
Jordan Spieth arrives in Oklahoma in good form ahead of his latest attempt to complete the career Grand Slam and recent winner Adri Arnaus is among several DP World Tour members set for their US PGA Championship debut – but who will take the title?
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Favourite - Jon Rahm
The Spaniard is being touted as the joint-favourite to win the Wanamaker Trophy alongside Scottie Scheffler, and the potential to replace the American as World Number One in the Official World Ranking if he wins his second Major Championship is sure to only provide even more impetus.
In his five previous appearances at the US PGA Championship, Rahm has one missed cut and two top 10s, including a tie for eighth at last year’s event.
Having not won since last year’s U.S. Open, Rahm completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Mexico Open on the PGA TOUR earlier this month with four scores in the 60s (64, 66, 68, 69).
Form horse - Jordan Spieth
After Rory McIlroy finished second at The Masters last month, Jordan Spieth has the focus cast on him ahead of his latest attempt at becoming the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam.
The American comes into his latest tilt in good form after he bounced back from his missed cut at The Masters by winning the RBC Heritage on the PGA TOUR in a play-off last month.
After a three-week break he followed that up by finishing second at the AT&T Byron Nelson in his home state of Texas last week, finishing one shot behind defending champion Lee Kyoung-hoon.
Wildcard - Alex Noren
The Swede might not be in the form that saw him win four DP World Tour titles in a five-month spell in 2017 but there have been plenty of encouraging signs this year.
In his last nine starts, Noren has made the cut at each event and finished no lower than a tie for 48th, with his best result a top five at The Honda Classic in February.
His run of consistency on the PGA TOUR has seen the former Ryder Cupper move to the cusp of a return to the top 50 in the world for the first time since September 2019.