2011 PGA Tour Championships Coverage + Live Video Coverage
PGA Tour 2011
2011 PGA Championship Should Be Full Of Fireworks
The PGA Championship of 2011 is set to begin in less than 24 hours. The greats of the game are currently gathered in Atlanta and most of them spent the day getting familiar with the greens, learning of their Thursday pairings and structuring their schedules around their opening round PGA Championship tee times. As is the case with most tournaments of high prestige, the PGA Championship leaderboard is likely to be filled with the usual suspects and sprinkled with a few rookies and other surprises.
The 2011 PGA Season is entering the home stretch, but the overall rankings are missing a familiar name. An injured knee temporarily forced Tiger Woods out of a tournament in early May and prompted the longtime top-ranked player to take three months off to gather himself mentally and physically. He made his return in last weekend's WGC Bridgestone Invitational and grinded his way to a 37th place tie.
In Tiger's absence, a bevy of talented players have been able to sample the rare air of the number one ranking. Steve Stricker held the top position until Rory McIlroy dominated the 2011 U.S. Open in Maryland toward the end of June. Brit Luke Donald won The Barclays last month and has occupied the pole position ever since.
PGA Championship TV coverage will be handled by a handful of cable channels on Thursday and Friday before CBS takes over, telecasting the action live from coast-to-coast on Saturday and Sunday.