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PGA Championship? No clear-cut favorite emerges

The First Call readers offer their picks for the upcoming PGA Championship and believe Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could play a role in the storyline

2021 PGA Championship
Phil Mickelson (USA) on the 18th green during the final round of the PGA Championship, Ocean Course Kiawah Island, Charlestown, South Carolina, USA. 23/05/2021. Picture Fran Caffrey / All photo usage must carry mandatory copyright credit (© Golffile | Fran Caffrey)

Question of the Week [May 2-8]: Two-part question: Who will win next week's PGA Championship and what will be the biggest storyline?

Justin Thomas wins the PGA. Finally the putter works and four rounds come together. And Tiger Woods is the biggest storyline. If he’s anywhere close to the lead come Sunday, win or lose, he gets more air time and press than the winner. 

Barry Duckworth 
Knoxville, Tennessee 

Winner: Xander Schauffele
Biggest story line: Winner comes out of three-way playoff with Scottie Scheffler and Matthew Wolff. 

Don Moore
Warren, Pennsylvania

Winner: Will Zalatoris
Story of the week: A surprise winner of the PGA and the plight of Phil Mickelson.

Reid Farrill
Toronto, Canada

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I agree with many of the mentions that have been submitted ["Golf books that have left a last impression," May 1] and I have read most of them. However, the only book I have read more than once is "Tommy's Honor" by Kevin Cook, so that must be my favorite. 

Jim Cole
Surfside Beach, South Carolina

It shouldn't surprise me that Mark Frost's fictional accounts of history would get so many mentions. But, no mentions of Bernard Darwin, Charles Price or Herbert Warren Wind? Very sad. 

Jim Johnson
Shorewood, Illinois

I just finished “Hogan: A Biography” by [Curt] Sampson. This book was a national bestseller. I have read several Ben Hogan books, but this book provided some insights into the man that I never knew. 

Best book ever? ”The Match.”

Spencer Sappington
Milton, Georgia

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