PGA Championship Preview: Day Looking For Repeat
PGA Championship Preview: Day Looking For Repeat

This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.

An interesting stat came to light two weeks ago after Henrik Stenson captured the Open Championship. With Stenson's win, five of the previous six majors had been won by first-timers, that is, first time major winners. That number caught my eye, because it didn't seem to fit the narrative of all the high quality major winners over the past two seasons, but upon further examination the two need not be mutually exclusive. Sure, there was a time when a first-time major winner meant a one-and-done scenario, but that's certainly not the case with the recent group of winners. If anything, it goes to show just how good the PGA Tour is right now. The list of major winners over the past two seasons has a better chance of becoming a hall of fame list one day as opposed to flash in the pan list like we saw when the likes of Shaun Micheel and Todd Hamilton were winning majors. Now that Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson and Henrik Stenson have majors, there won't be many first-time major winners in the near future.

Should we expect another first-timer this week at the PGA Championship? Obviously not, but there is one guy that many will be rooting for, Sergio Garcia. Garcia first caught the attention of the casual golf fan at the PGA Championship some 15 years ago and while he's had a very successful career, there's obviously a gaping hole on his resume. Garcia once famously said he's not good

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Greg Vara
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