This article is part of our Majors Value Meter series.
Below are our 2019 PGA Championship rankings. This list is geared toward winner-take-all leagues and leagues that reward the lowest aggregate score, but it can serve other leagues and DFS as well, no matter the nuances. As of this writing, 155 players are in the field, and a final spot is held for the winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson, if he is not already exempt. If he is, another player from the PGA Championship points list will get the final berth. Check the comments section for any updates, including changes to the field.
Bethpage Black has been played four times on the PGA Tour – the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens and the 2012 and 2016 Barclays in the FedEx Cup playoffs. We won't consider what happened in 2002, but we'll reference the other three tournaments throughout. In 2016, Bethpage played as a par-71 over 7,468 yards. For the 101st PGA Championship, the yardage will stay the same, but it will play as a par-70. By comparison, last year's PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club was 70-7,316. Brooks Koepka won at 16-under-par.
1. Brooks Koepka
He entered the Masters having won three of the past six majors and came thisclose to making it 4-of-7, ending up tied for second behind Tiger Woos. He's in the mix almost every major. He won the PGA last summer, and also has two other top-5s there. Bethpage Black, and PGA Championship setups in general, are perfect for his game. Koepka played Bethpage