This article is part of our Weekly Preview series.
TPC Harding Park
San Francisco, CA
The PGA Tour heads to San Francisco this week for the long-delayed first major of 2020. The PGA Championship has jumped all over the schedule in recent years, from the final major, to the second major, and now thanks to the stoppage in play, the first major of the season. The PGA Championship has long been the forgotten major, but this year it earns special prominence, as golf fans have arguably never had more of an appetite for major championship golf.
The storylines this week are many, and while COVID-19 hovers over it all, there are some interesting things taking place on the course. For starters, it's rare that the PGA Championship is held on the West Coast, but that's the case this year. Sure, it's a little annoying that the tee times start later in the day, but that means we also get action well into the evening. Tiger Woods will tee it up for just the second time since play resumed. Oh, and then there's the possible three-peat from Brooks Koepka, who up until two weeks ago looked nothing like the two-time defending champion, but suddenly appears to have a real shot to successfully defend his titles. Other than Koepka, the top two players in the OWGR, Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm, come in having recently won a tournament. Three of the best golfers in the world enter this week at or near top form. What more could