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The 2023 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club will play host to 156 players vying for the Wanamaker Trophy. The tournament will take place from Thursday, May 18, to Sunday, May 21. The field list provided is official. Players can still withdraw before Thursday and during the tournament.
This page will be updated if there are any changes to the field.
Who Will Play at the PGA Championship 2023?
The following criteria are the main qualifications in order for players to participate in the season’s second major.
- Former PGA Champions.
- Winners of the last five U.S. Opens.
- Winners of the last five Masters.
- Winners of the last five Open Championships.
- Winners of the last three The Players Championships.
- Top 3 on the Official World Golf Ranking International Federation Ranking List (rule changed in 2023)
- The current Senior PGA Champion.
- The low 15 scorers and ties in the previous PGA Championship.
- The 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional Championship.
- The 70 leaders in the PGA Championship points list (based on official money earned on the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship).
- Members of the most recent United States and European Ryder Cup Teams who are ranked in the top 100 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of one week before the start of the tournament.
- Any tournament winner co-sponsored or approved by the PGA Tour since the previous PGA Championship.
- The PGA of America has the right to invite additional golfers not included in the criteria listed above.
2023 PGA Championship Field (Top 25 in OWGR)
The rest of the field can be viewed on the tournament’s official website.
Can anyone else still qualify?
The PGA Championship field is currently filled with 156 golfers. Players cannot still qualify for the event.
One household name who is enjoying a career resurrection is Rickie Fowler. The five-time PGA Tour winner climbed into the Top 70 in PGA Championship points after finishing in a T14 at the Wells Fargo Championship (elevated event) two weeks ago.
Fowler is also back in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings. He’s notched four top 10 finishes and eight top 15 finishes during the 2022-2023 campaign.
Eric Cole became one of the last players to qualify for the PGA Championship. He was the fifth alternate, but after Jason Day won the AT&T Byron Nelson, he made it in.
LIV golfers are allowed to play in all four majors including this week as long as they meet the criteria listed earlier.
Notable players in the field
The following golfers are labeled as favorites, contenders and past champions.
The 2023 Masters champion is currently the top-ranked player on the planet and has traded the top spot with Scheffler and McIlroy over the last year.
Rahm has won five times since May 2022. Aside from claiming the green jacket, he also captured the Genesis Invitational (elevated event) and American Express. The 28-year-old has recorded two top 10s at the PGA Championship in six starts.
The two-time major victor is the favorite at 8-1 alongside Scottie Scheffler to win this year’s edition.
The world No. 2 has won six times since February 2022 and has two top-eight finishes in three appearances at the PGA Championship.
This year, the Dallas, Texas native has earned titles at the Waste Management Phoenix Open and the Players Championship.
The four-time major champion enters the tournament in good form after holding the 54-hole lead at the Masters and finishing in a T2.
Koepka won back-to-back PGA Championships in 2018 and 2019. He’s never missed a cut at the event and has five top 10s in ten starts.
The Northern Irishman is in search of his third Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship in 2012 and 2014.
McIlroy has 13 tour wins and three FedEx Cup titles since his 2014 victory at Valhalla. The World No. 3 is in a drought having not tasted victory at a major since the win.
Last year, the 34-year-old finished in eighth place at Southern Hills, three strokes behind winner Justin Thomas.
The defending champion will attempt to win his third major and third PGA Championship. Thomas is looking to become the third golfer ever to win the tournament in back-to-back editions (Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka).
The former University of Alabama product hasn’t earned a victory on tour since lifting the Wanamaker Trophy after erasing a seven-stroke deficit during the final round. Thomas hasn’t contended often this season but has notched five top 20s.
The San Diego native has yet to win on tour this year but has found himself near the top of leaderboards with eight top-10 finishes (four leading up to this week).
The Olympic gold medalist has accumulated seven victories on the PGA Tour (three in 2022) and has earned nine top-10 finishes in major championships.
“Lefty” had a historic win at the 2021 PGA Championship when he became the oldest player to ever win a major at 50 years old.
Mickelson comes into the tournament in good form after finishing in a T2 at the Masters. The six-time major champ is looking to obtain his third Wanamaker Trophy.
Full list of past winners in the field
- Rich Beem
- Keegan Bradley
- John Daly
- Jason Day
- Jason Dufner
- Padraig Harrington
- Martin Kaymer
- Brooks Koepka
- Rory McIlroy
- Shaun Micheel
- Collin Morikawa
- Justin Thomas
- Y.E. Yang
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