Defending champion Joe Ogilvie will be back after he won last year's U.S. Bank Championship by four shots, but all eyes will be on the hottest player in golf.
Kenny Perry claimed his third win in five starts on Sunday by beating Jay Williamson and Brad Adamonis in a playoff at the John Deere Classic, and he is skipping the British Open to play in Milwaukee this week.
Perry's strategy this season has been molded by his desire to make the U.S. Ryder Cup team, which he is all but guaranteed to do at this point, and he has a great record at the U.S. Bank Championship with top-15 finishes in all of his starts since 2000.
With the other top stars playing at Royal Birkdale this week, the level of competition Perry will face in Milwaukee will be low, giving him another good chance to win. If that happens, Perry will join Tiger Woods as the only players with four victories on the PGA TOUR this season.
The GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds beginning at 4:00 p.m. (et) on Thursday and two hours earlier the next three days.
Next week's PGA TOUR event is the Canadian Open, where Jim Furyk won last season.