Jack Nicklaus expects close race in US PGA Championship

Tiger Woods gestures after holing a putt at Firestone CC on August 2, 2013
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Jack Nicklaus believes that Oak Hill suits a number of players ahead of the US PGA Championship.

Jack Nicklaus has said that there are a number of players capable of winning the US PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

The 18-time Major winner believes that Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are among the favourites for the final Major tournament of the season.

"The player has to suit his game to the golf course and the guys that can adapt to it are the guys that always have been the good players," ESPN quotes Nicklaus as saying.

"I mean, Mickelson will adapt well to it. Tiger will adapt well to it. I think there's a lot of guys that will adapt well to it."

Woods, who has not won a Major in five years, heads into the contest on the back of a victory in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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