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Last Updated: 06/08/13 5:17pm

McIlroy: celebrating his 2012 triumph

Rory McIlroy will head to New York determined to defend his US PGA Championship crown and you can see every twist and turn in the tournament live on Sky Sports.

The Northern Ireland ace has endured a tough season and his missed cut at the Open Championship does not bode well for the 24-year-old's chances in the final Major of the year, which starts on Thursday.

However, Shaun Micheel provided one of the biggest surprises in the history of golf when he won the US PGA the last time it was Oak Hill Country Club in 2003, and McIlroy will no doubt believe if a world number 169 can succeed on that course then so can he.

Phil Mickelson, though, will be among a number of big names eager to take McIlroy's title and the American is flying at the moment following his Open Championship win; he won this event in 2005 and will be hoping to go back-to-back in the Majors.

Meanwhile, Masters champion Adam Scott showed his form with a tied third finish at Muirfield, while Lee Westwood will be desperate to land his maiden Major after going into the final day at the Scottish course in the lead.

His countryman Justin Rose won his first big one at the US Open earlier this year but with his form on the drift - he missed the Open cut - perhaps Ian Poulter can land another blow for the Brits?

But, of course, a Tiger is on the prowl, too.

The legendary American blitzed the field at last week's WGC-Bridgestone Inviitational to win by seven shots on 15-under-par, so can he take that form into Oak Hill and seize his first Major since 2008?

Find out on Sky Sports.

When to tune in...

Day one (Thurs, Aug 8): 6pm, Sky Sports 1 HD

Day two (Fri, Aug 9): 6pm, Sky Sports 1 HD

Day three (Sat, Aug 10): 4pm, Sky Sports 3 HD & 5pm, Sky Sports 1 HD

Day four (Sun, Aug 11): 4pm, Sky Sports 3 HD & 6.30pm, Sky Sports 1 HD