2015 PGA Championships, Kaymer and Spieths Speak About The Whistling Straits
It has recently been announced that for the third time, second in five years, the PGA Champions will be held at the Whistling Straits in Sheboygan, Wisc.
In its first usage by the PGA, Martin Kaymer won his first major beating out Bubba Watson in a tense playoff. But he wouldn’t have even made it that far if the top running Dustin Johnson didn’t ground his ball in a fairway bunker on his 72nd hole.
Kaymer is excited to once again excited to play on the grounds where he has experienced the sweet taste of victory, and he made the following statements to reports on Wednesday:
“it’s a great trophy to have sitting in your living room, sitting in your kitchen when you get up in the morning and you have breakfast next to it. It’s a very — it’s a feeling that you achieved something very special. It’s a career goal and when you win one of those big tournaments, those Majors, early in your career, it takes a lot of pressure away as well.”
After his win at the Whistling Straits, he has gone on to win the 2014 US Open and two Masters.
The current games, which marks the 97th annual PGA championship, includes 156 golfers. Among them are Sergio Garcia of Spain, Louis Oosthuizen of South Africa, and Bill Haas of the United States.
Jordan Spieth is the heavy favorite to win the games, and when asked, he compared the layout of Chambers Bay in Washington State to the Whistling Staits. He said,
“The views are pretty similar. They’re both beautiful golf courses. I like golf courses alongside water, bodies of water. Chambers was brown. This is green. This is lush rough, Chambers was very little rough. It was just hit the fairways or play out of sand traps. You could also run the ball up certain holes at Chambers. You can’t do that here. Especially with the softer conditions. This doesn’t play like a links golf course at all. Chambers was as close on American links as I’ve played to playing overseas. But it was also still not the same.”