This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
|1. Dustin Johnson|
Even though Johnson still sits on one career major, he's the top player in the world, comes in on form with two wins in his last five starts and has a decent history at the PGA. Sure, the course is different every year, but they tend to largely be straightforward and long, and that's Bellerive. Johnson has four top-10s in eight PGA starts, plus T13 last year at Quail Hollow, which played 7,600 yards, par-71.
|2. Justin Thomas|
As we saw last year at Quail Hollow and last week at Firestone, long and straightforward tracks are in Thomas' wheelhouse. If the trunk-slam at Carnoustie was swaying you, the Sunday's trophy hoist should get you, and Thomas, back on track.
|3. Brooks Koepka|
Koepka hadn't done much since winning his second straight U.S. Open almost two months ago, but that's partly to be expected. He's got a knack for the PGA, though, with two top-15s in each of the past four years, two of them being top-5s. And speaking of top-5s, did you see Koepka's very quiet top-5 at Firestone?
|4. Rory McIlroy|
A two-time PGA winner, McIlroy has not been back in the top-15 since his 2014 victory. But – and try to