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KEEGAN BRADLEYPGA Championship Stats

Age: 27
Country: USA
World Rank: 10th
Appearances: 2
Cuts Made: 2
Rounds played: 8
2012 Finish: T3
Money Won: $1,829,000
Best Finish: 1st (2011)
Low Round: 64 (R2 - '11)
Scoring Average: 69.50
Bradley won this championship in his first try two years ago, and though he ended nine strokes back, he shared third place last year. He shared 15th at the British Open and that was by far his best finish in a major this season. He has made the cut in seven of the last eight majors, but hasn't won since Akron last August.
JASON DAYPGA Championship Stats

Age: 25
Country: Australia
World Rank: 20th
Appearances: 3
Cuts Made: 1
Rounds played: 8
2012 Finish: Missed cut
Money Won: $175,800
Best Finish: T10 (2010)
Low Round: 66 (R3 - '10)
Scoring Average: 72.25
For the second time in three years, Day posted back-to-back top-3 finishes in the season's first two majors, then finished outside the top 25 at the British Open. Shared 10th in 2010, but has missed the cut in the last two PGA Championships. Outside of the Masters and U.S. Open, has just one top-20 finish in his last eight starts.
LUKE DONALDPGA Championship Stats

Age: 35
Country: England
World Rank: 9th
Appearances: 9
Cuts Made: 8
Rounds played: 34
2012 Finish: T32
Money Won: $788,052
Best Finish: T3 (2006)
Low Round: 66
(Two times - most recent R4 '12)
Scoring Average: 71.62
Went to Akron coming off a pair of missed cuts. Three top-10 finishes on the season, the third of which was a share of eighth at the U.S. Open. He has made the cut in eight of his nine appearances at the PGA Championship, including a tie for 23rd at Oak Hill in 2003. Has three top-10 finishes and two missed cuts in the last eight majors.
ERNIE ELSPGA Championship Stats

Age: 43
Country: South Africa
World Rank: 15th
Appearances: 20
Cuts Made: 16
Rounds played: 72
2012 Finish: T48
Money Won: $1,742,124
Best Finish: T3 (1995, 2007)
Low Round: 65 (R2 - '95)
Scoring Average: 71.42
Won in Germany the week after sharing fourth at the U.S. Open. Has made the cut in 16 of his 20 PGA Championship starts and two times finished in third place. Posted two 70s and two 71s to share fifth place at Oak Hill in '03. Was last in contention at a PGA in 2009, when he shared sixth behind Y.E. Yang, who rallied to beat Tiger Woods, who lost his first 54-hole lead in a major.
SERGIO GARCIAPGA Championship Stats

Age: 33
Country: Spain
World Rank: 18th
Appearances: 14
Cuts Made: 8
Rounds played: 42
2012 Finish: Missed cut
Money Won: $1,715,500
Best Finish: 2nd (1999, 2008)
Low Round: 66 (R1 - '99)
Scoring Average: 71.40
Has made the cut in every one of his starts this year, but has missed the cut in three of the last four PGA Championships. He also missed the cut in '03 at Oak Hill. Despite his poor recent record, he has broken par in eight of his last 14 rounds in the PGA Championship.
DUSTIN JOHNSONPGA Championship Stats

Age: 29
Country: USA
World Rank: 23rd
Appearances: 4
Cuts Made: 3
Rounds played: 14
2012 Finish: T48
Money Won: $440,092
Best Finish: T5 (2012)
Low Round: 67 (R3 - '10)
Scoring Average: 71.93
Had back-to-back top-10 finishes in 2009 and 2010, but missed the cut in 2011 and shared 48th last year. Maybe he can't get over the mental block from the controversial penalty at Whistling Straits in 2010. Won the season-opening event in Hawaii, but has only three top-10s in 16 starts since. Has been a non-factor in the majors this year.
MATT KUCHARPGA Championship Stats

Age: 35
Country: USA
World Rank: 6th
Appearances: 5
Cuts Made: 2
Rounds played: 14
2012 Finish: Missed cut
Money Won: $257,014
Best Finish: T10 (2010)
Low Round: 67 (R1 - '10)
Scoring Average: 72.64
Kuchar has two wins and two second-place finishes this season, and has finished in the top 30 at the first three majors. Has played only five PGA Championships, and made the cut twice, finishing in the top 20 both times. He has made the cut in 13 of the last 15 majors, and has five top-10 finishes in that span.
GRAEME MCDOWELLPGA Championship Stats

Age: 34
Country: Northern Ireland
World Rank: 8th
Appearances: 8
Cuts Made: 4
Rounds played: 24
2012 Finish: T11
Money Won: $430,229
Best Finish: T10 (2009)
Low Round: 68
(Three times - most recent R1'12)
Scoring Average: 72.79
Three wins and five missed cuts in an eight-event span. Two of those missed cuts were at the Masters and U.S. Open. Since winning the 2010 U.S. Open, he has missed the cut in six of 13 majors. In the last five PGA Championships, he has missed two cuts, but also has three top-15 finishes. Will it be feast or famine for McDowell this week?
RORY MCILROYPGA Championship Stats

Age: 24
Country: Northern Ireland
World Rank: 3rd
Appearances: 4
Cuts Made: 4
Rounds played: 16
2012 Finish: 1st
Money Won: $2,330,400
Best Finish: 1st (2012)
Low Round: 66 (R4 - '12)
Scoring Average: 70.56
As bad a McIlroy has been this year, he might be worth the risk at Oak Hill. He has made the cut in all four of his starts in the PGA Championship, and has finished in the top-3 in four of those appearances. Prior to the Bridgestone, McIlroy broke par in just one of his previous 14 rounds. The defending champion hasn't had a top-10 finish since the Players.
PHIL MICKELSONPGA Championship Stats

Age: 43
Country: USA
World Rank: 2nd
Appearances: 20
Cuts Made: 19
Rounds played: 78
2012 Finish: T36
Money Won: $2,996,887
Best Finish: 1st (2005)
Low Round: 56 (R2 - '05)
Scoring Average: 70.99
The newly crowned British Open champion has two wins, two runner-ups, a third-place finish and two missed cuts in his last seven starts. Led after a first-round 66 in 2003 at Oak Hill, but failed to break par in the final three rounds and fell into a share of 23rd. Has missed the cut just once in 20 PGA Championships starts.
IAN POULTERPGA Championship Stats

Age: 37
Country: England
World Rank: 17th
Appearances: 11
Cuts Made: 10
Rounds played: 41
2012 Finish: T3
Money Won: $803,393
Best Finish: T3 (2012)
Low Round: 68
(Two times - most recent R2 '11)
Scoring Average: 72.02
The European Ryder Cup star hasn't won since the end of last year, and his share of third at the British Open was his first top-10 finish since February. Has made the cut in 10 of his 11 PGA Championship starts, and his share of third last year was his best finish at the season's fourth major. Has four top-10s in the last seven majors overall.
JUSTIN ROSEPGA Championship Stats

Age: 33
Country: England
World Rank: 4th
Appearances: 10
Cuts Made: 5
Rounds played: 30
2012 Finish: T3
Money Won: $748,388
Best Finish: T3 (2012)
Low Round: 66 (R4 - '12)
Scoring Average: 72.50
The U.S. Open champion has made the cut in five of his 10 PGA Championship appearances, but also has three top-12 finishes in those five made cuts. Has six top-10 finishes and two missed cuts this year, and has missed the cut in nine of his last 21 major championship starts.
CHARL SCHWARTZELPGA Championship Stats

Age: 28
Country: South Africa
World Rank: 14th
Appearances: 7
Cuts Made: 5
Rounds played: 24
2012 Finish: T59
Money Won: $270,982
Best Finish: T12 (2011)
Low Round: 66 (R3 - '11)
Scoring Average: 72.71
After a flying start to the year with first, second and third place finishes in his first three events, Schwartzel has two more top-5s and four more top-10s since. He finished 14th at the U.S. Open and shared 15th at the British. They were his best finishes in a major since sharing 12th at the 2011 PGA Championship. The 2011 Masters winner hasn't had a top-10 in a major since sharing ninth at the 2011 U.S. Open.
ADAM SCOTTPGA Championship Stats

Age: 33
Country: Australia
World Rank: 5th
Appearances: 12
Cuts Made: 9
Rounds played: 42
2012 Finish: T11
Money Won: $1,172,202
Best Finish: T3 (2006)
Low Round: 67 (R4 - '06)
Scoring Average: 71.69
The Masters champion has finished in the top 10 in six of the last 11 majors, including his first victory at Augusta earlier this year. Hasn't missed a cut all year, and along with his Masters win, took third at the British Open after grabbing the lead in the final round. Has made the cut in nine of his 12 PGA Championship starts and has back-to-back top-11 finishes. Was in fifth place in 2003 after opening with a 69, but ended in a tie for 23rd.
BRANDT SNEDEKERPGA Championship Stats

Age: 32
Country: USA
World Rank: 7th
Appearances: 6
Cuts Made: 3
Rounds played: 18
2012 Finish: Missed cut
Money Won: $164,533
Best Finish: T18 (2007)
Low Round: 67 (R3 - '10)
Scoring Average: 72.89
The Pebble Beach and Canadian Open champion has finished inside top-20 in the season's first three majors, however he has missed the cut in three of the last four PGA Championships. He has broken par in five of 12 rounds at the majors this season. The PGA is the only major in which Snedeker doesn't have a top-10 finish.
HENRIK STENSONPGA Championship Stats

Age: 37
Country: Sweden
World Rank: 11th
Appearances: 6
Cuts Made: 4
Rounds played: 20
2012 Finish: Did not play
Money Won: $693,496
Best Finish: T4 (2008)
Low Round: 67 (R2 - '05)
Scoring Average: 72.00
Headed to Akron after four straight top-25 finishes, and finished inside the top-25 at the seasons first three majors as well. Was in the mix at the British, but finished second to Mickelson. Has made the cut in four of his six PGA Championship starts, and posted back-to-back top-10 finishes in 2008-09. Was the second-round leader at Medinah in 2006, but ended in a share of 14th.
STEVE STRICKERPGA Championship Stats

Age: 46
Country: USA
World Rank: 13th
Appearances: 15
Cuts Made: 10
Rounds played: 50
2012 Finish: T7
Money Won: $1,099,957
Best Finish: 2nd (1998)
Low Round: 63 (R1 - '11)
Scoring Average: 71.50
The partially retired Stricker will make just his 10th start of the year at Oak Hill, if his hamstring makes it through this weekend at Firestone. Hurt his hamstring recently on vacation. Has top-20 finishes in six of his first eight starts, and has three straight top-20s at the PGA Championship. Best finish was way back in 1998, and he did not play Oak Hill in 2003.
BUBBA WATSONPGA Championship Stats

Age: 34
Country: USA
World Rank: 19th
Appearances: 6
Cuts Made: 4
Rounds played: 20
2012 Finish: T11
Money Won: $1,018,348
Best Finish: 2nd (2010)
Low Round: 68
(Four times - most recent R4 '12)
Scoring Average: 72.60
The 2012 Masters champion is still searching for his next victory after becoming a first-time major champion. Lost to Martin Kaymer in a playoff at the 2010 PGA and has made the cut the last two years. Shared 11th last year for his only other top-20 at a PGA. Only three top-10s all year, and hasn't missed a cut since the Wells Fargo in May.
LEE WESTWOODPGA Championship Stats

Age: 40
Country: England
World Rank: 12th
Appearances: 15
Cuts Made: 9
Rounds played: 48
2012 Finish: Missed cut
Money Won: $971,825
Best Finish: T3 (2009)
Low Round: 67 (R4 - '00)
Scoring Average: 72.10
Hasn't won since last June and the time could be running out for Westwood to become a major champion. Snapped a run of five straight top-10 finishes earlier this year with a withdrawal at the Memorial. Already has two top-10s in the majors this year. Missed the cut in 2003 and again last year. In the last five PGAs, he has two top-10s and two missed cuts.
TIGER WOODSPGA Championship Stats

Age: 37
Country: USA
World Rank: 1st
Appearances: 15
Cuts Made: 14
Rounds played: 58
2012 Finish: T11
Money Won: $6,074,762
Best Finish: 1st
(1999, 2000, 2006, 2007)
Low Round: 63 (R2 - '07)
Scoring Average: 70.22
The four-time champion also has four victories this season, and he contended at Augusta and Muirfield before sharing fourth and sixth, respectively. Hasn't missed a cut this year, and has missed the cut just once in a PGA Championship. Shared 39th at Oak Hill in '03. Hasn't won a major since 2008 at Torrey Pines.

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