Brooks Koepka will look to build on a good showing at the Invitational ©Getty Images

Brooks Koepka will be eyeing his third Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championship in a row during the first major of the season following an enforced break caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The American claimed the title in 2018 and 2019 and will become the second player to win three consecutive PGA Championship titles after Walter Hagen if he triumphs at this year's tournament, which begins tomorrow and concludes on Sunday (August 9).

Koepka arrives for the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco having finished tied for second, three shots behind winner Justin Thomas, at the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis.

The world number six is looking to win his fifth major, having also won the US Open in 2017 and 2018.

The PGA Championship will be the first major of the season for the first time since 1971 after the COVID-19 crisis forced a reshuffle of the 2020 calendar.

Aside from Koepka, Thomas was the last winner of the Championship in 2017 and will have been boosted by his victory at the Invitational.

The new world number one will be among the favourites for the title having leapfrogged Spain's Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy into top spot.

Tiger Woods will return to action after opting to miss the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational ©Getty Images
Tiger Woods will return to action after opting to miss the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational ©Getty Images

Both Rahm, who went top of the rankings after winning the The Memorial, and McIlroy were poor at the Invitational, but were much improved on the final day, so should not be ruled out.

Tiger Woods will return to the circuit after deciding to miss the Invitational to focus on the Championship.

The 15-time major winner had been injured when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the US and benefited from the rest period for players.

Englishmen Tom Lewis and Matthew Fitzpatrick were also solid at the Invitational too, with the latter showing consistent form after finishing third at the Memorial.

Australia's Jason Day has also had two top ten finishes in the past two tournaments with the world number 42 looking to jump up the rankings with a place at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics potentially at stake for him too.

The four-day event will be the first of three Majors to take place this year ahead of the US Open from September 17 to 20 and the Masters Tournament from November 12 to 15.

The Open Championship, due to take place in the United Kingdom, is the only one of this year's majors to have been cancelled.