PGA Championship 2022: what to know about the second major of the season

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The PGA Championship begins Thursday morning at the Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and runs through Sunday evening.

The PGA Championship is the second major of the PGA Tour season and will feature some of the best golfers in the game, including Tiger WoodsJordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas.

Spieth finished second at AT&T Byron Nelson and won RBC Heritage. He missed the cut at the Masters and will look to bounce back to complete career Grand Slam with a victory at the PGA.

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Tiger Woods hits his tee shot during a practice round for the PGA Championship, Wednesday May 18, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Tiger Woods hits his tee shot during a practice round for the PGA Championship, Wednesday May 18, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
(AP Photo / Matt York)

“In the long run, it would be really cool to say you’ve captured the four biggest tournaments in the world, which are played in different parts of the world, and even different styles. You feel like you’re a golf expert,” he said Wednesday.

Woods will play his second event since sustaining a devastating leg injury in a 2021 car accident. He said earlier in the week that his lower body felt stronger.

“I have achieved a lot stronger by the Masters“Woods said, via The New York Post.” We went back to work on Tuesday [after the Masters]. Monday was great. I didn’t do anything and Tuesday was leg day. So, we went back right after it. “

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Jordan Spieth reaches the green during a free practice round for the PGA championship golf tournament, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Jordan Spieth reaches the green during a free practice round for the PGA championship golf tournament, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
(AP Photo / Matt York)

Woods, Spieth and McIlroy they are grouped in the first two rounds.

Notably missing are Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau.

Mickelson, the defending championhe withdrew from the tournament after being criticized for his comments on Saudi Arabia and because he felt LIV Golf, the Saudi-backed rival league, was a good opportunity to criticize the PGA Tour in the process.

He hasn’t played a tournament since February.

DeChambeau is facing a wrist injury and will not be able to compete in the main tournament. He practiced in Southern Hills for two days before retiring.

According to PGA Tour.com, time could play a role in who wins the major. Gusts are expected to reach up to 30 mph in the first three rounds and still hit up to 20 mph on Sunday. The temperatures to start the tournament could reach the 90s and then drop into the 70s eventually.

The first group will consist of John Daly, Shaun Michael and YE Yang. They will begin the tournament, starting at 8:00 am ET.

How to watch

Golf enthusiasts will be able to watch the PGA championship on ESPN and CBS. The first two rounds will air exclusively on ESPN on Thursday and Friday with CBS taking over coverage on Saturday and Sunday afternoons through into the evening.

ESPN’s coverage begins at 8:00 am ET each day while CBS begins its coverage at 1:00 pm ET.

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Champions of the past

Phil Mickelson walks between the holes during the second round of the Charles Schwab Cup Championship at Phoenix Country Club on November 12, 2021 in Arizona.
(Allan Henry – USA Today Sports)

2021: Phil Mickelson

2020: Collin Morikawa

2019: Brooks Koepka

2018: Brooks Koepka

2017: Justin Thomas

2016: Jimmy Walker

2015: Jason Day

The Associated Press contributed to this report.