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This week's tournament: The PGA Championship at Kiawah Island's Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Farrell Evans, ESPN.com senior golf writer: Davis Love III
The 48-year-old U.S. Ryder Cup captain has seven wins on Pete Dye Courses. While his captaincy duties have kept him preoccupied for most of the year, no one in the field has had more success on Dye layouts. That might not mean a lot around this tough Dye gem, but we shouldn't count out the 1997 PGA champion.
Bob Harig, ESPN.com senior golf writer: Louis Oosthuizen
It's hard to figure out who the Ocean Course favors, but it's hard to knock a guy who is playing well and hits the ball so nicely. He sniffed contention last week and perhaps his game is rounding into shape.
Kevin Maguire, ESPN.com senior golf editor: Dustin Johnson
The South Carolina native will be playing in the first major that his home state has ever hosted. Wouldn't it be sweet revenge if the big-hitting Johnson could avenge the debacle that cost him a spot in a playoff at the 2010 PGA Championship?
Kevin Maguire: Keegan Bradley
The St. John's product broke out of his midseason funk with a bang, posting a surprising victory at the WGC-Bridgestone -- just in time to defend his PGA Championship title. Before his win in Akron, Bradley hadn't earned a top-20 on the PGA Tour since before the Masters.
He's not done much since his victory at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, but the PGA seems to produce first-time major winners or those to whom we're not paying much attention.
Kevin Maguire: Padraig Harrington
Loads of respect for a three-time major winner who didn't qualify for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and instead teed it up at the Reno-Tahoe Open and finished T-19. Never hurts that he's clutched the Wannamaker Trophy on a Sunday evening before, too.
Can he get over the pain of such a tough loss at the Bridgestone? Furyk is obviously playing well, but he just had one bad hole at the worst time. It sure would be a great story if he bounced back this week.
Kevin Maguire: Rory McIlroy
Last week, the Northern Irishman started the WGC-Bridgestone 3-over after four holes, but rebounded nicely for a T-5 finish. Expect the world No. 3 to enjoy the links-like layout of Kiawah Island, especially if he's raising his second major championship trophy in as many years.