Sunday, August 6, 2017

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 PGA Championship

The 2017 PGA Championship golf major tournament on the PGA Tour is taking place this week from August 10-13, 2017, at the Quail Hollow Club located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here is a list of the playing field of top PGA golfers for the 2017 PGA Championship.

The PGA Championship dates back to 1916. It ids one of the four majors in golf and any PGA golfer would love to win this event. Walter Hagen and Jack Nicklaus jointly hold the record for most wins with five each. Tiger Woods has won this event four times, while Gene Sarazen and Sam Snead have three wins each.

PGA Golf Playing Field for the 2017 PGA Championship

Top ranked PGA golfers in the 2017 PGA Championship playing field include: (a year in parenthesis after a player denotes year the player won this event) 

  • Dustin Johnson

  • Jordan Spieth

  • Hideki Matsuyama

  • Rory McIlroy (2012, 2014)

  • Sergio Garcia

  • Jason Day

  • Jon Rahm

  • Henrik Stenson

  • Alex Noren

  • Brooks Koepka

Those are all 10 of the top 10 ranked golfers in the world.

In fact, the PGA Championship is such a prestigious, coveted and well paying event that almost every eligible golfer in the world is playing this week. Exceptions are Martin Kaymer, who has a shoulder injury, David Toms, who has a back injury and Bernhard Langer.

Players who have won the PGA Championship who are in the playing field and not included above are Jimmy Walker (2016), Jason Day (2015), Jason Dufner (2013), Keegan Bradley (2011), Y.E. Yang (2009), Padraig Harrington (2008), Phil Mickelson (2005), Vijay Singh (1998, 2004), Shaun Micheel (2003), Rich Beem (2002), Davis Love III (1997) and John Daly (1991).

Golf major winners in the playing field not included above are Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Danny Willett, Justin Rose, Zach Johnson, Webb Simpson, Lucas Glover, Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk and Graeme McDowell.

As would be expected the playing field for the 2017 PGA Championship golf major is about as good as it gets in golf.

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