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Most of our experts pick either Phil Mickelson (left), Sergio Garcia (center) or Anthony Kim to walk away with the Wanamaker Trophy. (Photos: Getty Images)

Expert Picks: Who we like at the 90th PGA Championship

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Of course, any one of the 156 players who will tee off in the 90th PGA Championship on Thursday can win the Wanamaker Trophy, but our experts think three have a better chance than most. See who they like.

T.J. Auclair
PGATOUR.COM Interactive Producer
Pick: Phil Mickelson

Based on his finish last week -- bogey-bogey on the last two holes to lose to Vijay Singh by two shots -- Lefty probably isn't the guy I should be picking to win the season's final major championship. However, I'm going there anyway. As has been the case for the last several years, Mickelson made a pre-tournament stop at Oakland Hills to get a look before the PGA Championship. I'm not sure how much he got out of that practice session, but this is -- perhaps -- everyone's last chance to win a major without Tiger Woods in the field. I think Mickelson will put last week's disappointment behind him and pull through to win his second PGA Championship this week.

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Scott Pianowski
The Fantasy Insider
Pick: Phil Mickelson

He opened the British Open with a 79 and still finished in the Top 20. He hit the ball all over the Firestone map at times, and yet, there he was, with the tournament to win on Sunday (settling for fourth). Phil's close, and you get the idea he's due, too. Clear off the mantle for major No. 4.

John Maginnes
PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Pick: Anthony Kim
It turns out that the Red Sox did not offer Anthony Kim a rookie contract after he took batting practice at Fenway Park last week before the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. I believe that he will have better luck at what Ben Hogan called the "Monster" than he did with the Green Monster. While he may only have warning-track power on the diamond, he has proven that he is a home run hitter on the PGA TOUR. He has won on two of the great designs on the PGA TOUR and although this is just his fifth major as a professional, he has shown that on the links he is a five-tool player.

Melanie Hauser
PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Pick: Anthony Kim
You knew I was going to do it sooner or later . . . .so why not here at the Monster? Veege or Furyk or Paddy would be safe calls. Boo-Boo an outside option. And AK? There's no time like the present. Game's good. Maturity level rising exponentially. And he's a lock on the Ryder Cup. The only way it gets better is holding the Wanamaker Sunday night.

Lauren Deason
PGATOUR.COM Editorial Coordinator
Pick: Sergio Garcia
OK, so it admittedly was the Ryder Cup when Garcia last played at Oakland Hills and we all know how he turns it on and racks up points in that biennial competition. But he won 4 1/2 points at the event in 2004, so something about the course must also suit his eye. He'll head into the PGA Championship with that experience and knowledge -- as well as his win earlier this season at THE PLAYERS Championship -- giving him confidence. The stars might be aligning for Garcia to win his first major.

Helen Ross
PGATOUR.COM Chief of Correspondents
Pick: Lee Westwood
Call it a hunch. Or call me crazy for picking a Brit to win a tournament that no European has won since 1930. But I like the way Westwood is playing -- he was one shot out of the playoff at the U.S. Open and finished a stroke shy of Vijay Singh last week at Firestone, a course of major proportions. And that streak has to end somewhere, doesn't it?

John Swantek
PGA TOUR Productions Fantasy Insider
Pick: Robert Allenby
Yes, I'm picking the guy ranked 183rd in putts per round, which may explain my current bottom dwelling position in these so called "expert" standings. Of the four majors, however, putting is the least critical aspect at the PGA, so a ballstriker as pure as Allenby can contend with an average performance on the greens and win with an above-average week. Hard to imagine the Aussie is winless since 2001, but I like the tough courses he's contended on this year (Congressional, Quail Hollow, PGA National) and I think he crashes the victory party in a major way.

Dave Lagarde
PGATOUR.COM Contributor
Pick: Sergio Garcia
Popular selection at the British, but his old bugaboo -- missed putts -- got the best of him. Back in 2004, Garcia made just about everything he saw at the Ryder Cup rout. History repeats. El Nino gets the elusive first major.

Dave Shedloski
PGATOUR.COM Senior Correspondent
Pick: Phil Mickelson
Yes, his untidy finish at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational was a dyspeptic development, but Lefty has a way of rebounding that proves he is as resilient as any big-time player who ever competed. Whatever deficiencies reared up down the stretch at Firestone will undoubtedly be addressed by the 2005 PGA champion when the gun goes off Thursday at Oakland Hills.

Win McMurry
Host, PGA TOUR Today
Pick: Sergio Garcia
I think Geoff Ogilvy is another top choice, but I'm going with the Spaniard. Garcia had a 4-0-1 record in the 2004 Ryder Cup at Oakland Hills. He is playing in one of the hottest groups -- with the flashy "AK" belt buckle owner Anthony Kim and South American Spiderman, Camilo Villegas. I think the three will feed off of each other's energy and Sergio, will join AK as a two-time 2008 champion with his first major title.

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