8 Aug 2012

Elite field to lock horns at PGA event

2:19 pm on 8 August 2012

The strongest field ever put together for a tournament will tackle one of the most challenging golf courses in the United States when the 94th PGA Championship begins on Friday.

All 100 of the top ranked players in the world will tee up at Kiawah Island Golf Resort for the final major championship of the season.

It is the first time that the top 100 have played in the same event since the world ranking system came into effect in 1986.

With the last 16 majors having been won by 16 different players and this field being what it is, Tiger Woods says he wouldn't be surprised if another first-time major winner emerges from the pack.

The result will likely depend on the weather at Kiawah Island's The Ocean Course, which was recently rated by Golf Digest to be the most difficult course in America.