1. Tiger Woods: A dominant performance at the Bridgestone Invitational has to give Woods confidence going into the final major of the year. But he has to show he can still seal the deal in a major, something he hasn’t done in a while. A win would be his fifth PGA title and 15th major overall.
2. Phil Mickelson: The British Open was supposed to be the major Mickelson can’t win, but he ended that talk last month with an historic final round at Muirfield. He won the PGA in 2005.
3. Brandt Snedeker: He has been close in majors a couple of times, and Snedeker has two wins and two runner-up finishes this season.
4. Adam Scott: His win at the Masters in April took a lot of pressure off Scott, and he was in contention at the British Open until Mickelson pulled away in the final round.
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5. Rory McIlroy: It has been a tough year for McIlroy, for sure, but he showed last year at the PGA Championship what can happen when he puts it all together by dominating at The Ocean Course in Kiawah Island, S.C.
6. Jason Day: The Australian always seems to be in the hunt at majors, and it might be his time to win one of these.
7. Keegan Bradley: It hasn’t been a great year for Bradley — he is still looking for his first win of the year — but he knows what it takes to win the PGA title after doing so in 2011 at the Atlanta Athletic Club.
8. Ian Poulter: For as many big-time putts as Poulter makes in the Ryder Cup, he eventually has to win a major, right?
9. Matt Kuchar: The former Georgia Tech standout has two wins this year and is second in the FedEx Cup standings. He has at least one top-10 finish in all four majors and is due to win one soon.
10. Graeme McDowell: The Northern Irishman’s best finish in this tournament is a tie for 10th in 2009, but he is typically right in the hunt in the majors and won the U.S. Open in 2010.