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The 2018 US PGA Championship – Meet the Contenders

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The 100th PGA Championship is going to Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis MO, from August 6-12, 2018. It is the year’s 4th Major, and Bellerive will be playing host to one of the strongest fields in Major History. Bellerive is a par 71 Golf Course and is one of the longest at over 7,500 yards. It features six par 4’s over 450 yards and the course is known for its long and undulating greens.


Meet the Defending Champion

Justin Thomas –  Thomas won with a score of -8 back at Quail Hollow in 2017. At the start of the final round, he trailed leader Kevin Kisner by two shots going into the final round but hit a three-under-par 68 to win on eight under. Thomas has shot to prominence  since 2016 season and his currently ranked #2 in the World. He already has 9 Professional Wins on tour including The FedEx Championship in 2017. Thomas has also just won the WGC Bridgestone Invitational so will be full of confidence heading into the USPGA.






Meet the Top Contenders

Justin Rose –  Rose is the current Olympic Champion and in the last few year’s has seen a resurgence in his game. He’s had several top 10 finishes this year including a tie for second place at The Open after holing a putt on 18 on the Friday just to make the cut. He won earlier in the year, at the Fort Worth Invitational and also won the WGC-HSBC Champions back in October 2017. His play from tee to green is very good, and he seems to have sorted his difficulties with the putter that previously held him back. Rose will be looking to add his second major of his career.






Francesco Molinari – The 2018 Open winner at Carnoustie will be looking to add a second Major of the year when he travels to Bellerive. Molinari shot an exemplary 69 on the final Sunday which included 16 pars and 2 birdies to win his first Major. Molinari has been the form golfer in 2018 with wins at the BMW PGA Championship and the Quicken Loans National. In addition he’s had several top 10 finishes this year. He is certainly one to take note of. Molinari finished for a T2 in last year’s Championship, and you certainly wouldn’t bet against him, on going one better this year.






Jordan Speith –  Speith unquestionably has the game to win more majors, and was leading The Open by 3 shots going into the final round. Unfortunately a 76 on the final Sunday , ultimately left him in a tie for ninth place. He’s come back from set backs before, so we cannot rule him out. His ability around the greens to hole bunker shots, long putts make him a leading contender going into the US PGA Championship.






Other plays looking to contend will include Dustin Johnson, John Rahm, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka all of whom will be looking to win the year’s 4th Major. Why not take a look at our competition below?


Competition Time

As usual we will be running our Major Competition, offering one lucky customer the chance to win a FREE 30 Minute Golf Lesson with one of our resident PGA Professional. To enter, simply choose the player and email his winning score to our email address before the first tee off time on the Thursday. Email entries to info@duncanlambertgolf.com. Good Luck.

History Throwback

Back in 1994, it was Nick Price who claimed his second PGA Championship and the third Major of his career.