2024 PGA Championship: Top 10 power rankings at Valhalla

A look at the top 10 golfers heading into the 2024 PGA Championship contested at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
2024 PGA Championship - Valhalla
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The second men’s major championship of the year has arrived.

It seems like we were just taking in the lush, green scenes at Augusta National. Now it’s time to head northwest to Louisville, Kentucky, sight of the 106th edition of the PGA Championship.

Valhalla Golf Club is the host course. It’s been a mainstay in big-time men’s golf events since the Jack Nicklaus design opened in 1986. It first hosted the 1996 PGA Championship, followed by the 2000 PGA, ‘04 Senior PGA, ‘08 Ryder Cup, ‘11 Senior PGA, and ‘14 PGA.

Rory McIlroy was the victor here a decade ago. He raced daylight to overcome a crowded leaderboard on Sunday night.

Players of his ilk who can crush the ball and hit it straight (at least for a week) have a great shot to win the 2024 edition. Valhalla added 151 yards since the last PGA to now stand at 7,609 yards playing to a par 71.

Water’s in play on seven holes and 60 bunkers litter the property. The bentgrass greens expect to be speedy and firm with juicy rough surrounding fairways and greens. It may not be a U.S. Open test, but it could be a formidable challenge nonetheless.

However, the weather forecast could put a damper on those hoping for fiery conditions. There’s a chance for rain nearly every day this week, though a lack of electricity in the air on tournament days should allow play to continue.

A long course could play even longer.

Is it still Scottie Scheffler’s world, or will another man take him down? Let’s dive in to see who Scheffler and his nine top challengers are in this week’s power rankings: