Golfweek's Heat Index says Rory McIlroy should be PGA favorite

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Golfweek's Heat Index says Rory McIlroy should be PGA favorite

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Golfweek's Heat Index says Rory McIlroy should be PGA favorite

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Golfweek’s Heat Index rankings heading into the PGA Championship shows Rory McIlroy as the No. 1 player in golf.

McIlroy is fourth in the Official World Golf Rankings and is third in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, but should be considered the golfer to beat at Bethpage Black.

Tiger Woods is No. 2 in these Heat Index rankings, with Dustin Johnson, the World No. 1, is third. Justin Thomas is fourth, but he withdrew from the event on Monday with a wrist injury.

Heat Index GW/Sagarin OWGR
 Rory McIlroy 1 3 4
 Tiger Woods 2 4 6
 Dustin Johnson 3 1 1
 Justin Thomas 4 5 5
 Matt Kuchar 5 15 13
 Jon Rahm 6 8 11
 Rickie Fowler 7 2 10
 Jason Kokrak 8 25 66
 Ian Poulter 9 17 28
 Hideki Matsuyama 10 20 30
 Tommy Fleetwood 11 9 16
 Xander Schauffele 12 23 9
 Jim Furyk 13 39 50
 Kevin Kisner 14 29 24
 Jason Day 15 21 14
 Sergio Garcia 16 26 26
 Bryson DeChambeau 17 10 8
 Justin Rose 18 6 2
 Scott Piercy 19 44 64
 Patrick Cantlay 20 12 17
 Marc Leishman 21 19 23
 Tony Finau 22 7 15
 Gary Woodland 23 11 25
 Webb Simpson 25 16 19
 Francesco Molinari 26 13 7
 Joost Luiten 29 45 69
 Sung Kang 30 93 75
 Matthew Fitzpatrick 31 32 34
 Bubba Watson 32 38 18
 Jorge Campillo 35 71 59
 Paul Casey 36 22 12
 Jhonattan Vegas 37 56 80
 Graeme McDowell 38 64 120
 Charles Howell III 39 37 51
 Rafa Cabrera Bello 40 31 36
 Brooks Koepka 42 14 3
 Adam Scott 44 28 27
 Louis Oosthuizen 45 18 21
 Lucas Glover 47 30 83
 Russell Knox 48 43 68
 Patrick Reed 49 27 20
 Kevin Na 50 46 49
 Michael Lorenzo-Vera 52 81 115
 Byeong Hun An 54 33 57
 Brandt Snedeker 56 49 52
 Justin Harding 58 95 42
 Billy Horschel 59 36 43
 Sungjae Im 60 72 60
 Michael Thompson 61 103 111
 Haotong Li 62 41 37
 Ryan Moore 63 57 77
 Thomas Pieters 64 48 92
 Joel Dahmen 65 58 81
 Max Homa 66 224 100
 Adam Hadwin 68 59 78
 Jordan Spieth 70 53 39
 Eddie Pepperell 72 34 33
 Richard Sterne 73 121 131
 Keegan Bradley 75 35 35
 Emiliano Grillo 79 42 61
 Martin Kaymer 80 152 186
 Dylan Frittelli 81 60 96
 Cameron Smith 82 65 29
 Alexander Björk 83 98 85
 Mikko Korhonen 84 109 87
 Matt Wallace 85 74 31
 Keith Mitchell 86 87 56
 Si Woo Kim 87 84 53
 Brian Gay 88 52 137
 Sam Burns 92 136 113
 Tom Lewis 93 80 67
 Henrik Stenson 94 40 40
 Chez Reavie 95 112 65
 David Lipsky 96 158 118
 Pat Perez 97 73 90
 C.T. Pan 98 51 54
 Zach Johnson 102 66 91
 Abraham Ancer 106 61 62
 Patton Kizzire 109 123 98
 Phil Mickelson 110 67 22
 Lee Westwood 112 47 71
 Jazz Janewattananond 116 140 72
 Lucas Bjerregaard 118 63 44
 Lucas Herbert 118 146 94
 Branden Grace 120 77 48
 Troy Merritt 124 100 185
 Luke List 125 91 76
 Aaron Wise 127 88 63
 Daniel Berger 130 89 89
 Ryan Palmer 132 124 73
 Shugo Imahira 137 97 74
 Shane Lowry 139 82 45
 Tyrrell Hatton 143 54 38
 Charley Hoffman 144 101 70
 Ross Fisher 146 141 105
 Erik van Rooyen 148 142 106
 Jimmy Walker 152 110 107
 Andrew Putnam 166 79 58
 Beau Hossler 178 108 110
 Alex Noren 185 62 32
 Joaquin Niemann 187 90 141
 Ryan Fox 188 96 84
 Thorbjørn Olesen 191 78 55
 Kurt Kitayama 195 192 108
 Richy Werenski 212 127 206
 J.B. Holmes 214 107 46
 Martin Trainer 223 402 133
 Ryan Armour 226 113 117
 Kiradech Aphibarnrat 227 130 41
 Kyle Stanley 228 104 47
 Corey Conners 231 234 86
 Danny Lee 232 120 119
 J.J. Spaun 233 105 148
 Harold Varner III 261 118 174
 Adrian Otaegui 272 191 82
 Shaun Norris 281 275 99
 Jason Dufner 294 364 187
 Steve Stricker 303 126 433
 Danny Willett 307 197 88
 Kevin Tway 311 115 104
 Adam Long 314 294 121
 Chesson Hadley 327 264 95
 Brian Harman 340 199 93
 Y.E. Yang 369 326 203
 Satoshi Kodaira 374 404 79
 Cameron Champ 402 114 102
 Bronson Burgoon 466 274 179
 Brandon Stone 503 335 152
 Michael Kim 560 642 362
 Julian Suri N/R 24 97
 Padraig Harrington N/R 259 240
 Brendan Jones N/R 317 101
 Daniel Balin N/R N/R 2057
 Alex Beach N/R N/R 2057
 Rich Beem N/R N/R 2057
 Rich Berberian Jr. N/R N/R 2057
 Justin Bertsch N/R N/R 2057
 Craig Bowden N/R N/R 2057
 Jason Caron N/R N/R N/R
 Ben Cook N/R N/R N/R
 John Daly N/R N/R 1848
 Stuart Deane N/R N/R 2057
 Andrew Filbert N/R N/R 2057
 Tyler Hall N/R N/R N/R
 Craig Hocknull N/R N/R 2057
 Marty Jertson N/R N/R 2057
 Rob Labritz N/R N/R N/R
 Brian Mackey N/R N/R N/R
 Shaun Micheel N/R N/R 2057
 John O’Leary N/R N/R N/R
 Rod Perry N/R N/R 2057
 Casey Russell N/R N/R N/R
 Jeff Schmid N/R N/R N/R
 Cory Schneider N/R N/R N/R
 Vijay Singh N/R N/R 506
 Ryan Vermeer N/R N/R 2057

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