10 days before the second major of the season, the organizers revealed the official list of registered players on which the names of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson appear, but no French.
The USPGA or PGA Championship, your choice, and its famous Wanamaker Trophytakes place at Southern Hills May 19-22. And the least we can say is that the major tournament, which usually suffers from the shadow of the other 3 grand slams of the season, is already at the center of all attention.
The context around the future of historic circuits, undermined by the appearance of dissident leagues (LIV Invitational Series or Premier Golf League), the return of Phil Mickelson the defending championabsent since February after having decided to withdraw, the presence of Tiger Woodsa month and a half later his hyper-publicized return to the game in Augusta.
And then there are the questions around the performance of Rory McIlroy or of Jordan Spieth that agitate the golf planet.
The Northern Irishman, who showed very good and less good in Masterswill he reconnect with a major success that has been fleeing him for 8 years?
Can the Texan achieve the Grand Slam in his career?
In the meantime, here is the list of participants made public.
All past US PGA Championship winners (list excludes those who should not play)
Rich Beem, Keegan Bradley, John Daly, Jason Day, Jason Dufner, Padraig Harrington, Martin Kaymer, Brooks Koepka, Davis Love III, Rory McIlroy, Shaun Micheel, Phil Mickelson, Collin Morikawa, Vijay Singh, Justin Thomas, Jimmy Walker, Tiger Woods, Y.E. Yang
Last 5 Masters winners (2018-2022)
Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama, Patrick Reed, Scottie Scheffler
Last 5 winners of the US Open (2017-2021)
Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Gary Woodland
Last 5 British Open winners (2016-2021)
Shane Lowry, Francesco Molinari, Jordan Spieth, Henrik Stenson
Last 4 winners of The PLAYERS (2019-2022)
Last Olympic Champion
Xander Schauffele (2020)
Winner of the PGA Championship Senior
The top 15 and tied for the US PGA 2021
Abraham Ancer, Paul Casey, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Harry Higgs, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Kevin Streelman, Will Zalatoris
The top 20 of the 2022 PGA Teachers Championship
Alex Beach, Brandon Bingaman, Michael Block, Matt Borchert, Tyler Collet, Paul Dickinson, Tim Feenstra, Austin Hurt, Colin Inglis, Nic Ishee, Jared Jones, Sean McCarty, Kyle Mendoza, Jesse Mueller, Dylan Newman, Zac Oakley, Casey Pyne , Ryan Vermeer, Shawn Warren, Wyatt Worthington II
The Top 70 PGA Tour Earnings List Between the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson and the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship
2021 Ryder Cup Squad Players, World Top 100 as of May 9, 2022
Winners of PGA Tour tournaments between the PGA Championship 2021 and 2022
Ryan Brehm, Sam Burns, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Champ, Cameron Davis, Harris English, Lucas Glover, Talor Gooch, Lucas Herbert, Garrick Higgo, Tom Hoge, Max Homa, Viktor Hovland, Sungjae Im, Kevin Kisner, Jason Kokrak, Luke List, Joaquín Niemann, Seamus Power, Chad Ramey, JJ Spaun, Sepp Straka, Hudson Swafford, Erik van Rooyen
The PGA of America reserves the right to invite other players and, if necessary, the field will be filled with players from the world top 100 or a few places above.
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