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PGA Championship 2018: Preview and Predictions

Where does time go? It's August already, the Premier League kicks off again this week and we're into the final golf major of the year.

Luckily there's still the Fedex playoffs to come, plus the small matter of the Ryder Cup, and we'll have it all covered for golf fans on Superbru.

Here's a reminder of how things work:


Our golf game is designed to reflect how people watch golf - everyone has a few favourite players that they follow, and pay particular attention to during the coverage. We ask you to pick four golfers for each day, and their score will determine your score.

But you can't just pick the top four golfers in the world, where would the fun be if everyone had the same players? We have divided the field into four groups, which reflect their likelihood of winning the tournament - Band 1 contains the favourites, whilst Band 4 has players with an outside chance.

You will need to pick one player from each band, and for every stroke they score under par, you will receive 1 point. You'll also lose a point for every stroke over par...

For example, you pick Jordan Spieth and he shoots -8 on Day 1. That's 8 points for you, well played. But you have also picked Sergio Garcia who keeps finding the water and shoots a round of +3 (-3 points for you), Phil Mickelson who picks up a 2-stroke penalty and finishes on +2 (-2 points for you), and Charel Schwartzel who scores Even par (0 points). That would give you a total of 8 - 3 - 3 + 0 = 2 points.

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As the current world number one, Dustin Johnson is favourite to lift the Wanamaker Trophy, and with a tournament win two weeks ago in Canada, plus a T3 last week, he's the obvious pick in Band 1.

Defending champion Justin Thomas might have something to say about though, particularly after his victory last week, as could Rory McIlroy who has been showing some strong form lately.

In Band 2, you'll find The Open champion and runner-up in the shape of Francesco Molinari and Xander Schauffele. Schauffele has had top six finishes at the last two majors, and is often under the radar.

Looking at Band 3, I'm picking Bryson DeChambeau, who is on the fringes of Ryder Cup qualification and will be overlooked in that group by people picking the more popular Branden Grace, Phil Mickelson and Louis Oosthuizen.

Band 4 contains a number of proven major winners, such as Zach Johnson, Charl Schwartzel and Adam Scott. There are actually two Zach Johnsons in the field, but I'm going with the 2007 Masters and 2015 Open champion, rather than the club pro from Utah.

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We hope you enjoy playing our fantasy golf game for this year's tournament. Get your pools set up and invite friends and family members to get involved before the players tee off early on Thursday.

Good luck!

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7 Aug 11:10
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Looking at the bands and they are very similar to the ones from The Open. Bit surprised that Molinari hasn't earned a spot in Band 1.
7 Aug 15:56
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Very fierce competition in Band 1, and I'm not sure who you'd swap out for Molinari? 7 Aug 15:59
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I agree. And if he is so hot just keep quiet and choose him in Band 2. 8 Aug 14:16
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See? After round one he is one of the front-runners in band 2. 10 Aug 08:27
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