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Top Contenders Rory McIlroy Must Beat to End Major Drought at PGA Championship

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  • Rory McIlroy is in top form as he heads to Valhalla for the US PGA Championship, aiming to end his 10-year major drought.
  • Despite his recent win at the Wells Fargo Championship boosting his confidence, McIlroy has faced personal challenges, including the recent news of his divorce filing from his wife of seven years, Erica.

SportGolf: Key Contenders Rory McIlroy Must Overcome to End Major Drought at PGA Championship

Rory McIlroy is in top form as he heads to Valhalla for the US PGA Championship, aiming to end his 10-year major drought.

Fresh off his fourth victory at Quail Hollow, McIlroy returns to the site of his last major win. The PGA Championship is back at Valhalla in 2024, where McIlroy claimed victory a decade ago. That triumph marked his second major of a summer that positioned him as golf’s emerging superstar. However, the 35-year-old has not added to his major titles since.

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Despite his recent win at the Wells Fargo Championship boosting his confidence, McIlroy has faced personal challenges, including the recent news of his divorce filing from his wife of seven years, Erica.

As McIlroy aims for success in Louisville, he faces stiff competition. Here are five of the top golfers he must contend with at this year’s second major tournament:

Scottie Scheffler

Scottie Scheffler, the current world number one, is the favorite for the tournament. The Masters champion has dominated the PGA Tour this season. With his putting game back on track, Scheffler maintained his composure to secure his second green jacket at Augusta.

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With such a competitive field at Valhalla, McIlroy will need to be at his best to reclaim major glory.

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