2024 PGA Championship predictions, picks, favorites: One of these nine golfers

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Hailey Meuchel, CBS Sports

LOUISVILLE — Every year, it seems, the PGA Championship trope is as follows: There are only four or five (or maybe six) golfers who can win the second major of the year. That is not always true, of course, but it has felt true of late, and it perhaps feels the most true this year at Valhalla where the course is sprawling, wet and requiring as much length off the tee as any major in recent memory.

It seems like, as Joseph LaMagna and Garrett Morrison opined on the Fried Egg podcast this week, Valhalla as a golf course will deliver “an extreme version of a major championship” that demands a locked-in driver. Perhaps it will create, as Justin Thomas said Tuesday, a bunched up leaderboard come the weekend. Perhaps it will not.

With that in mind, here is the group of nine players that can win this tournament. (If you want a more expanded look, you can take a look at the top 24 players in the PGA Championship field.) The eventual PGA champion has been singled out in this exercise over the last few years, and there’s no reason to think it will be any different in the 106th playing of this tournament.

2024 PGA Championship predictions, favorites

Who will win the 2024 PGA Championship, and which longshots will stun the golfing world? Visit SportsLine to see the projected PGA Championship leaderboard, all from the model that has nailed 11 golf majorsincluding the last three Masters.

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