- Associated Press - Saturday, August 4, 2012

A capsule look at 20 top players for the 94th PGA Championship, to be played Aug. 9-12 on The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, S.C. (listed in predicted order of finish):

DUSTIN JOHNSON

Age: 28.

Country: United States.


World ranking: 16.

Worldwide wins: 6.

Majors: None.

Best 2012 performances: Won St. Jude Classic.

2012 majors: Masters-DNP, US Open-Cut, British Open-T9.

Backspin: He’s still the most talented young American, even if it feels as though he has disappeared this season. Missed two months with a back injury, and then won in his second week back. A South Carolina native who grew up on this style of golf, and he has the power to handle the longest course in major championship history if it stays soft from rain. Best of all? The sandy areas (lots of them) have been declared waste areas. He can ground his club without a two-shot penalty.

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TIGER WOODS

Age: 36.

Country: United States.

World ranking: 2.

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