Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship
Majors Value Meter: PGA Championship

This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.

Below are our 2018 PGA Championship rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues as well, no matter the nuances. Check the comments section for golfers who are scratched.

FAVORITES

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
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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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