IT seems a funny season this year. Only 10 days after we watched one of the greatest final days of the Open ever, the world’s elite are ready to peg it up today at Baltusrol for the final Major of the year – The USPGA.

The change of scheduling comes with the Olympics taking preference on the mid-August dates favoured by the USPGA, so for a few, it’s a hectic time.

First Scotland, then the next week either Canada or to a players’ charity event (Henrik Stenson played with several top stars in Sergio Garcia’s event in Switzerland), then the following week Baltusrol for the PGA, then on to Rio for the Olympic Games.

Baltusrol is a private members’ club situated close to New York City.

Having held previous US Opens on both its Upper and Lower courses, it is famed for being presented immaculately.

Phil Mickleson was the winner the last time Baltusrol held a major – the 2005 USPGA Championship.

Finishing with back-to-back par fives, the drama is sure to go right to the end and, with the course measuring 7,400 yards, distance is definitely at a premium.

The top-four in driving length on the PGA tour are all in form and are likely to feature prominently – Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson Tony Finau and JB Holmes – so look at one of those if you are going to pick a winner. But with the top 24 on tour averaging more than 300 yards, you could certainly stick in pin in the field to choose the champion.

The ladies are also holding the Open Championship at Woburn this week, with local favourite Charley Hull looking to open her Major account.

She will have to overcome a strong field, with world number one Lydia Ko and number two Brooke Henderson both headlining.

Lexi Thompson, Paula Creamer, Cristie Kerr, Gerina Piller and Stacey Lewis head the American charge, but let’s hope we get a home winner and Charley Hull can head off to the Olympics as a major champion. Enjoy watching!