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Below are RotoWire's rankings for the 103rd PGA Championship.
This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues and DFS players as well, no matter the nuance.
The PGA returns to the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, S.C., with an all-time-record length for a golf tournament at 7,876 yards, just a wedge shy of 8,000. In fact, it's longer than 4,000 yards on the back nine. Obviously, length will be a huge advantage, but as we always say, there's more than one way to win a golf tournament.
The 2012 PGA Championship was played at the Ocean Course and was won by a young Rory McIlroy, who finished at 13-under-par and won by record-breaking eight strokes over – wait for it – David Lynn of England. Justin Rose, Ian Poulter, Keegan Bradley and Carl Pettersson shared third place. The course at the time played 7,676 yards. McIlroy shot a 75 on Friday that year, but he also carded and closed with a bogey-free 66 for his second major title. The Pete and Alice Dye 1991 design also hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, forever remembered for the American win in the "War on the Shore."
Remarkably, there are no 600-yard holes. The four par-5s are all longer than 550 yards and the four par-3s, outside of a 198-yard hole, are all 200-plus. But here's the real headline: There are six par-4s in excess of 480 yards.