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Of the four major tournaments in golf, the PGA Championship is thought to be the most unique. This event differs from the other majors in numerous ways, starting with the opportunity for club professionals to compete and ending with the distinctive tournament customs. The PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club will continue to adopt the special local regulation in 2024 as part of its distinct vibe.

For the fourth year in a row, competitors will be allowed to use rangefinders during their competition rounds. The goal of the PGA of America’s decision to allow rangefinders at its main tournament is to speed up the pace of play. Although range finders are now widely used for recreational golf at clubs all over the world, they are still forbidden in the highest professional divisions of the sport such as the other three majors and regular tour events.

PGA President Jim Richerson explained the rationale in 2021, saying, “We’re interested in methods that may help the flow of play during our championships.” Rangefinders allow players to quickly get precise distances without having to walk off the yardage. This time-saving device could keep the players moving at a quicker pace. It is often used in practice rounds by caddies.

Even though it will only be in effect for one week at the 2024 PGA, the rangefinder rule might have longer-term effects. When it was initially implemented in 2021, it was viewed as a contentious departure from custom. However, encouraging player responses implies that the regulation might endure.

A temporary experiment or the future norm?

2019 saw the USGA and R&A update the Rules of Golf to allow golf events to use rangefinders. The PGA took advantage of this, probably in an attempt to avoid the lengthy pace of play fines that have occasionally tarnished its major. Rangefinders have become standard equipment during practice rounds when permitted, so players and caddies are happy about the rule.

With the regulation in place, the Tour is closely observing the PGA’s pace-of-play outcomes. If it does well at the PGA Championship, the Tour might reconsider its position, and allow it in its events and other three majors. The PGA of America also extends the rangefinder rule to its Women’s PGA and Senior PGA events. Rangefinders are becoming more and more accepted among professional golfers, and in the next few years, they may replace current standards. So if this previous anomaly rule becomes the standard on professional tours across the globe, don’t be shocked.

 

Tiger Woods sought to take the positives from his first round at the PGA Championship despite a stuttering finish that left him with work to do to make the cut on Friday.

Woods, making his first appearance since last month’s Masters, bogeyed his final two holes to sign off for a first-round 72 and leave him ten shots behind clubhouse leader Xander Schauffele.

Playing in benign morning conditions at Valhalla, the 15-time Major champion made three birdies but also carded four bogeys as he returned to the course where he won the PGA Championship back in 2000.

And, speaking after the round, the American insisted the round represented another positive step in his comeback from serious ankle surgery last year.

“I am getting stronger for sure. It’s just that I just don’t play a whole lot of competitive rounds,” he said. “I haven’t played since the Masters. So it’s a little bit different than being at home and playing a flat Florida course.

Tiger Woods in the first round of the 2024 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

“Each day is a little bit different. Some days, it’s better than others. It’s just the way it is. My body is just that way. Some days, it feels great, and other days, a bit of a struggle.

“It took me probably three holes to get back into competitive flow again and get a feel for hitting the ball out there in competition, adrenaline, temperatures, green speeds. These are all things that normally I adjust to very quickly, and it just took me a few holes to get into it.”

Starting on the back nine, Woods bogeyed the par-3 11th after an errant tee shot but bounced back with a birdie on the 14th hole. Another bogey followed on the 15th – as he carded a first-nine 37 – but the 48-year-old got back to level par after a superb tee shot into the third hole.

Woods was briefly in the red after another birdie, this time at the par-5 seventh, but a sloppy finish saw the 82-time PGA Tour winner bogey his final two holes to sign off for a one-over-par round of 72.

“Well, you can’t win a tournament unless you make the cut. That’s the whole idea is get to the weekend so that you can participate and have a chance to win,” he added.

“I’ve been on the cut number and have won tournaments, or I’ve been ahead and leading tournaments and I’ve won tournaments. But you have to get to the weekend in order to win a golf tournament.”

Setting the early pace on Thursday was Woods’ fellow countryman Schauffele, who broke records with his blistering nine-under-par 62. The World No.3 is sat on -9, with Tony Finau and Sahith Theegala his closest competitors on -6.

Although attention is firmly on the second men’s Major championship of 2024 – the PGA Championship – talk briefly turned to the Ryder Cup in 2025 during Seth Waugh, CEO of The PGA of America’s, press conference at Valhalla.

We know who will captain the Europeans into battle at Bethpage Black, as Luke Donald continues his tenure, but it is still unclear as to who will be in charge of the American team. However, one of the favorites is 15-time Major winner, Tiger Woods, with Waugh revealing that they have had conversations about the possibility of Woods leading the US side next year.

“He (Woods) obviously made it pretty public in Georgia a month or so ago, and I obviously was asked about it today,” stated Waugh, who held a lengthy press conference on Wednesday afternoon in Kentucky.

“We have had conversations for months. We have also had conversations at the Ryder Cup Committee, multiple conversations about potential captains and a list of potential captains. You know, Tiger, he’s been pretty clear. I think we all know that he can be pretty focused, and one of his many superpowers is that ability to sort of tunnel and decide. And he doesn’t do anything that he’s not fully committed to, and we totally respect that.

“He’s got a lot on his plate right now. He’s very active, obviously, on the Tour side of things. We want to give him and the committee space to decide, you know, decide how it plays out.”

After reclaiming the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in 2021, the US side were handed a 16.5 – 11.5 defeat by Donald’s men in Marco Simone in 2023. The defeat meant the Americans haven’t won on European soil since the 1993 Ryder Cup, a span of 30 years.

Both Donald and vice-captain, Edoardo Molinari, who was one of Europe’s best assets in Rome due to his expertise in the stats department, have already scoped out Bethpage. This doesn’t seem to phase the PGA of America CEO, though, as Waugh claimed decisions on captaincy have been made later than this.

“You know, everybody sort of has a timeline and I realize it’s a news day and you guys want news, but we have picked captains later than this,” explained the American. “We’ve picked captains earlier than this. Luke Donald was named a year out a year ago and they had a pretty good performance, for instance. We think there’s plenty of time, and putting an artificial date on it is not something we need to do.”

Just 24 hours prior to Waugh’s press conference, Woods also spoke to the media at the PGA Championship. Reiterating what the PGA of America CEO had stated, claiming that discussions were ongoing, Woods added: “We’re still talking.

“There’s nothing that has been confirmed yet. We’re still working on what that might look like. Also, whether or not I have the time to do it. I’m dedicating my time so much time to what we’re doing with the PGA Tour, I don’t want to not fulfill the role of the captaincy if I can’t do it.”

 

alhalla takes center stage as the 2024 PGA Championship gets underway in Louisville, Kentucky.

The club hosts its fourth PGA Championship this week and first since Rory McIlroy’s last Major win ten years ago. McIlroy is among the favorites this week along with World No.1 Scottie Scheffler and defending champion Brooks Koepka.

Valhalla is set to play long, with rain softening up the course this week and more rain looking likely for Friday. Thursday’s opening round should be warm and sunny with a light breeze.

Follow along all day for the latest scores and updates:

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP LEADERBOARD

  • -2 GHIM, SCHAUFFELE
  • -1 McILROY, KAYMER, DONALD, HOVLAND, HADWIN

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TEE TIMES: NOTABLE ROUND 1 GROUPS

  • 9.14am ET (2.14pm BST): Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Keegan Bradley
  • 9.25am ET (2.25pm BST): Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
  • 9.47am ET (2.47pm BST): Brooks Koepka, Max Homa, Jordan Spieth
  • 3.23pm ET (8.23pm BST): Wyndham Clark, Brian Harman, Scottie Scheffler

WOODS MAKE SUPERB PAR SAVE ON 12TH AFTER WEDGING OUT OF ROUGH

Woods missed the fairway of the par 4 12th on the left side and had to wedge out on  to the short grass from where he has found the green from 180 yards and has a testing putt to save par which he superbly makes to avoid slipping to +2.

MCILROY DISAPPOINTED WITH TEE SHOT AT PAR 3 11TH

McIlroy will still back himself to make par on the par 3 11th and stay -1 but he wasn’t happy with his tee shot which finished on the far side of the two-tier green. He makes a par though.

MCILROY OFF TO FLYER BUT WOODS DROPS SHOT ON HIS SECOND HOLE

McIlroy opened with a birdie four at the par 5 10th to get to -1 but Tiger dropped a shot on the 11th after missing the green at the par 3.

SCHAUFFELE AND MCILROY BOTH MAKE BRIGHT STARTS AFTER RECENT DUEL

Xander Schauffele was blown away by Rory McIlroy in the final round of the Wells Fargo Championship when the American’s putter went cold and he limped home in a final round 71 but he is already -1 today after birdieing the 11th having started on the 10th. McIlroy , also starting on the par 5 10th, opened with a birdie.

WOODS UNDERWAY AFTER 293-YARD DRIVE

Tiger Woods smashed a big drive down the middle of the fairway but pushed his approach to the par 5 10th into the right hand rough where he has a difficult chip from heavy rough over a bunker which he executes beautifully to give himself a birdie chance which slides by as he settles for par.

IGHTMARE FOR BLOCK WHO WILL STRUGGLE TO MAKE CUT

Michael Block was one of the stories of last year’s tournament as he came tied fifth but the club pro from California will struggle to make the cut this time around as he is +5 already. He bogeyed the first after going left off the tee and then amassed a quadruple bogey 8 on the par four second.

 

His last seven appearances include three withdrawals, one missed cut, a T60, a T45 and a T18. Yes, we are talking about Tiger Woods, the golfer who once dominated the OWGR for a total of 683 weeks. In 2021, Woods’s bone-chilling car crash accident led to a slew of subsequent surgeries, and back problems. The pro was, thus, unable to dish out his best, causing him to fall in his rankings. Despite all the hiccups, he still poses a grave threat to many in the upcoming major.

Even at his current rank of 807, the 15-time major champion has a good chance of regaining his lost position on the leaderboard if he emerges victorious at the upcoming event. That’s not all; he can even surpass the likes of defending champ Brooks Koepka if he manages to do so at the PGA Championship.

A tweet was shared by NUCLR GOLF mentioning how the 48-year-old athlete “climb as high as #30 in the OWGR should he turn back the clock and win at Valhalla this week.” The figure of 100 points the major is projected to award the champion golfer is more than enough to increase his tally to a total of 104.45815.

This, interestingly, would allow Tiger Woods to shoot past many LIV Golf Pros, including Koepka, who is currently placed at No. 39 with 93.11344 points. Adding to the list of athletes on the breakaway league Mr.T would surpass Cameron Smith, who is at No. 61, Joaquin Niemann at No. 91, Bryson DeChambeau at No. 124, and Dustin Johnson at No. 392, among others.

If you think that’s all there is to the threat, then you’re sorely wrong! Back in 2000, the then-25-year-old Woods became a part of history by becoming the first golfer since 1953 after Ben Hogan to win three major championships in a single year (a.k.a. the Triple Crown of Golf). This feat he achieved at the Valhalla Golf Course, after raking in victories in the U.S. Open and the Open Championship, not to mention the other four wins he garnered at the Mercedes Championship, the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the Bay Hill Invitational, and the Memorial Tournament.

The legend of the game would then go on to claim his second Masters title the following year, allowing him to complete the iconic Tiger Slam. The 2000 PGA Championship holds a special place in the golf community, all thanks to it making him part of history that was once owned by one of golf’s legends.

A look back at Woods’s performance at the 2000 PGA Championship

With figures of 66-67-70-67 over the four days of play, Tiger Woods was able to tie with Bob May at the top of the leaderboard with a score of 18-under 270. In the following three-hole-aggregate playoff, the 15-time major champ was able to beat May by going 1-under, with a birdie, as opposed to the latter staying even-par.

Aside from the birdie that helped Woods win the event, he was able to card a total of 25 of the same over the four rounds, along with five bogeys and a double bogey on the par-4, 12th on Saturday. At the same time, May’s impressive performance, pushing the athlete to a three-hole playoff, was more than enough to earn him the title of “Tiger’s rival.”

 

Tiger Woods continues to stun all of us to this day. Despite being winless for almost half a decade now, his determination to add another major win to his fifteen titles is truly awe-striking. Woods’s Jupiter Links GC teammate, Max Homa, remains one of the few golf world personalities who, albeit doubtful, still would not put another win past him.

During the 2024 Masters, Homa was paired up for the first two rounds with the 48-year-old. Needless to say, Homa had a fan moment. He was truly in awe. “It really is a dream to get to play with him here. I always wanted to just watch him hit iron shots around here, and I was right up next to him,” said the 33-year-old post-Masters. Recently, at the post-tournament presser of the PGA Championship, Homa was questioned on how much he thinks Woods has left in the tank, and his response was straight up what a true fan and a concerned fellow golfer would say!

The 6-time PGA Tour winner openly talked about how “it always would be crazy to think he would win another one.” Woods’s hard work and skills, along with his incredible performance in the first two rounds at ANGC, helped him not completely negate the possibility of another victory. Safe to say, Homa remains hopeful: “I very much thought he could win another golf tournament. So I don’t know tank-wise, but he works his a** off, and he’s really, really good at golf, so I would put nothing past him at this point.”

Golf is a challenging sport, both mentally and physically. The golfers are under a lot of pressure, and for someone like Woods, who stunned everyone with his game, the pressure to come back is extra. But truly, it comes down to the golfer, and Woods has not shied away from expressing how he wants more. He still wishes to add another stripe to his Sun Day Red logo, which would demonstrate his 16th incredible win. Basically, Woods is not done.

Expressing a similar emotion, Homa said, “I think at some point it probably just comes down to him, just how badly he wants it. I feel like we all know he wants it real bad, so I feel like it is just kind of like that. But his skill level and talent are still just mesmerizing. So, yeah, I don’t know his playing schedule going forward; you know, I know he plays in these big ones.” Woods aims to play at Pinehurst and Troon too, after his completion at Valhalla.

In his thirst for a sixteenth stripe on his new SDR logo, a persistent Woods seems ready to do all that it takes. He was seen on the driving range to practice his shots yesterday, and he looked healthy with no golf cart in sight. His earlier appearance at Augusta National GC saw him take extreme steps, like resorting to celibacy and working hours at the gym. The hard work that Woods had put in showed at ANGC, with him being able to play all four rounds without any major limping in sight. With his appearance at Valhalla comes hope too, for the golfer and fans alike.

Homa’s evaluation of the possibility of a desperate Woods turning his dreams into reality adds up. But what does Woods opine about his companion’s assessment, and how does he believe he can deal with his ongoing performances?

Tiger Woods presents a candid evaluation of his near future in golf

Even though Tiger Woods’s performance at the 2024 Masters gave him the accolade of making 24 consecutive cuts and successfully completing his 100th round at ANGC, a win-hungry goat was not fully satisfied. While he certainly did well in the initial two days, he realizes the path to a 16th major win would require more. “I just need to do it for all four days, not like I did at Augusta for only two,” said Woods. At the Masters this year, he played fairly well for the first two days and shot 73 and par on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Things started to go downhill from Saturday. He shot 10 over on moving day, his worst major round ever, and then on Sunday, he shot 5 over.

He believes he still “can win golf tournaments,” but his problem lies in the increasing difficulties that come with the wrath of age and recurrent health issues. During the PGA Championship presser, Woods added, “It’s getting around; that’s more of the difficulty that I face day-to-day and the recovery of pushing myself either in practice or on competition days. You saw it at Augusta. I was there after two days and didn’t do very well on the weekend.”

 

The 15th major winner, Tiger Woods, is 48 years old, yet he is still quite an active golfer. There have been several instances when he was spotted limping on the greens or having health issues like influenza, but he always persevered through. Woods’s journey has not been easy! He has been through a lot, both physically and mentally. He has undergone a lot of surgeries and has fought through various nerve-wracking injuries. His 2021 near-fatal accident was just the tipping point. It made things harder for him and made him sit out the competitions a lot, but he came back and now seems to be more ready than ever.

He will be teeing up at Valhalla in a couple of days, and during the pre-tournament conference, he revealed a concerning reality about his health. As you may suspect from the history of his injuries, it is his back again that seems to be troubling him. Yet again! Woods was reminded of how a decade ago he had to face extreme back issues. In 2014, the golfer had to undergo surgery and subsequently withdrew from the Masters for the first time in his career. Now that he was asked to compare his back health from a decade ago, the golfer explained there have been no significant differences. He stated, “It’s not different. At that time, I was maybe one back procedure into it. Now it’s a hell of a lot more than that number.”

Tiger Woods made it vocal that ever since 2014, he has had several other health issues, and it has not helped in any improvement of his back. Instead, he confessed, “Back is now fused, as you know.” He also reflected on how he felt back in 2014 and how he feels now. The golfer said, “Yeah, coming into 2014, I wasn’t feeling very good. But I’m always going to feel soreness and stiffness in my back, but that’s okay. I just need other body parts to start feeling better.”

Woods WD from 2023 Masters for plantar fasciitis pain. He then underwent ankle surgery and was out of the professional game. He returned to play at the Hero World Challenge and alerted everyone to his health. He mentioned “Just like when I had my back fused. The force still has to go somewhere. So it’s up the chain.” He then came to play at the Genesis Invitational but had to WD before the second round commenced because of the flu. However, the first round was not that good either. “My back spasmed on it. It had been spasming over the last three holes, and it just locked up on me and didn’t move or rotate,” said Woods.

In 2021, Woods decided to have his fifth microdiscectomy on his back in January to remove a bulging disc. His back problems have been long-standing now, and one could say that Tiger Woods and his injuries just walk parallel to each other. What happened in 2014 that made the golfer feel less good?

Tiger Woods’s 2014 back health replayed

It was March 2014 when Woods had to withdraw from the final round of the Honda Classic. Although he had shot 5-over 40 on the front nine, there were no signs of proceeding further with his pain. Back then, it was brought to our attention that this lower back spasm was something he had also felt when he fell on his knees a year ago in Barclays.

Following this, Woods had to undergo surgery in April 2014 “for a pinched nerve in his back.” And because of that, he had to miss his Masters appearance that year. Again, in August, he withdrew from yet another final round. This time it was the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and his back issues remained a constant trouble throughout the year. Back then, he had said something along the same lines as he had done in the conference of this PGA Championship. He had mentioned that he “just jarred it, and it’s been spasming ever since.”

It is less than two weeks until Tiger Woods makes just his third competitive appearance of the year at the PGA Championship.

Ahead of his next Major start at Valhalla, on Monday, Woods will reportedly embark on a scouting mission to the course.

According to X account TW Legion, Woods is set to visit the Kentucky course just 10 days before the second Major of the year gets underway.

The account wrote: “Tiger will scout Valhalla Golf Club tomorrow, site of the PGA Championship, according to a source familiar.”

One of Woods’ four PGA Championship wins came at Valhalla, when he lifted the Wanamaker Trophy in 2000 after winning a playoff against Bob May. That wasn’t the most recent time Woods played competitively at the course, though.

After missing out on the 2008 Ryder Cup at Valhalla as he was recovering from knee surgery, he returned for the 2014 PGA Championship. However, he couldn’t replicate his success of 14 years earlier, and missed the cut after two rounds of 74. The 48-year-old will be determined to ensure there is no repeat of that next week.

In 2024 so far, Woods has experienced mixed fortunes. At February’s Genesis Invitational, it was touch and go as to whether he would make the cut, but in the event, he withdrew during the second round because of illness.

Two months later, at The Masters, he set a new record for the number of consecutive cuts made at the Augusta National Major, but faded over the weekend before eventually finishing 60th.

There were still encouraging signs that he may have put his long-standing injury problems with his right ankle behind him, though, a year after he had undergone a subtalar fusion procedure on it.

Before the tournament Woods had expressed his desire to resume a plan originally outlined before last year’s Hero World Challenge to play a tournament a month. He said: “Well, I wasn’t ready to play. My body wasn’t ready. My game wasn’t ready.

“And I thought that when I was at Hero, once a month would be a really nice rhythm. Hasn’t worked out that way. But now we have major championships every month from here through July. So now the once a month hopefully kicks in.”

Woods’ reported appearance at Valhalla this week is evidence that those plans remain firmly on track.

As for his hopes of winning a fifth PGA Championship title to add to his 15 Major victories, that’s something he refuses to write off too. Last week, he appeared on the Today Show with Carson Daly, where he expressed his desire to “ruin” his new Sun Day Red apparel brand’s logo.

He explained: “The logo is a tiger. It’s a simple thing – it’s nice and clean. There is some representation of what I have done in my career. If you look at the stripes, there’s 15 stripes, and as you alluded to earlier I’ve won 15 Major championships. My goal is to ruin this logo. I want to keep ruining the logo. If the trademark is this, my job is to ruin it.”

Following Sun Day Red’s first batch release on the 1st May, many users were asking the question – ‘Where is the red?’ Now, on Sunday 5th May, their questions were answered, but not for long!

Prior to its release on the 5th May, both Tiger Woods and Sun Day Red teased the new ‘All Things Red’ collection and, within hours of going on sale, sizes from small to extra-extra large had already sold out on the Sun Day Red website.

It’s hardly surprising… Arguably the most iconic piece of golf clothing over the past few decades has been the red polo shirt that Woods wears on Sunday. An item which viewers haven’t tired of seeing throughout the 15 Major victories and 82 PGA Tour titles.

The significance of the color red goes back to Woods’ junior days and the influence of his mother, Kultida: “The red story is actually a good one. It comes from my mom. My mom thought it was my being a Capricorn, whatever, it was my power color or some B.S. thing like that,” the 48-year-old said in a recent appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

“So I end up wearing red and end up winning some junior golf tournaments. And then, to spite her, I wore blue and I did not win those tournaments. So mama’s always right.”

Amongst the new red release was the Delta PA polo, which also featured in ‘black’, ‘moon’, and ‘hunter’ colors. The cost of that was $120, whilst the 3D Knit Polo came in at $150, with it also available in the same colorways.

Although it’s not confirmed, Woods’ PGA Championship outfits were listed on the Sun Day Red website recently, with the 48-year-old seemingly planning to make an appearance at Valhalla. Along with the second Major of the year, Woods was granted a special exemption into the 2024 US Open by the USGA at the start of May.

 

The second Major of the year, the PGA Championship, boasts arguably the strongest field in the men’s game – and it’s certainly the largest field of the four showpiece events, with 156 players set to tee it up at Valhalla.

The field is filled with former champions, the world’s top 100, Major winners over the last five years, special invites and others.

Unlike other Majors, the PGA Championship doesn’t include amateurs, although there are lesser-known players in the form of club pros, with the 20 low scorers in the last PGA Professional Championship eligible.

There are also 15 LIV Golf players in the field, including defending champion Brooks Koepka, who held off the challenge of Viktor Hovland in 2023 to win his fifth Major title at Oak Hill.

Koepka is a Major specialist, so there is every chance he will compete near the top of the leaderboard again, although surely the player many will expect to claim victory is Scottie Scheffler. He already has one Major title this year after victory at The Masters.

With Scheffler’s wife Meredith due to give birth imminently, there is a chance he will be a late withdrawal, but assuming he plays, the World No.1 will be hard to stop.

As ever, 15-time Major winner Tiger Woods will command much of the attention in his first appearance since finishing 60th at The Masters. Despite fading over the weekend at Augusta National, Woods remains fiercely competitive as he looks for a fifth PGA Championship title.

Rory McIlroy is still seeking a fifth Major title a decade after claiming his fourth. Will this finally be the week when he achieves it?

Another player hoping to make his own piece of history this week is Jordan Spieth, who is just one PGA Championship title short of a career Grand Slam.

Other big names in the field include 2023 Masters champion Jon Rahm, Brian Harman, who won The Open last year, and US Open champion Wyndham Clark.

As well as Koepka and Rahm, other LIV golfers fancied to do well include 2022 Open champion Cameron Smith, former World No.1 Dustin Johnson and 2020 US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau. It would also be hard to completely write off the chances of another LIV Golf star, 2021 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson, who is looking for a seventh Major title.

Justin Thomas won his second PGA Championship title in 2022, and he will be hoping to get firmly on track after a frustrating spell of form over the last 12 months.

One of the game’s rising stars, Ludvig Aberg, withdrew from last week’s Wells Fargo Championship with a knee issue, but he’s also in the field and will be looking to show the kind of form that saw him finish runner-up to Scheffler at The Masters.

Other big names include two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa and Max Homa, who will both be encouraged after finishing T3 at The Masters.

The likes of Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele and Viktor Hovland, who are all in the world’s top 10, play too.

Much of the attention will also be on club pro Michael Block, who created a sensation in 2023 with a finish of T15, comfortably ahead of stars of the calibre or Rahm and Spieth – a performance that ensured his place at the 2024 edition.

Below is the complete field for the 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FIELD

  • Åberg, Ludvig
  • An, Byeong Hun
  • Beem, Rich
  • Bevell, Josh
  • Bezuidenhout, Christiaan
  • Bhatia, Akshay
  • Björk, Alexander
  • Blair, Zac
  • Block, Michael
  • Bowser, Evan
  • Bradley, Keegan
  • Burmester, Dean
  • Burns, Sam
  • Cantlay, Patrick
  • Clark, Wyndham
  • Cole, Eric
  • Cole, Preston
  • Collet, Tyler
  • Conners, Corey
  • Daly, John
  • Davis, Cameron
  • Day, Jason
  • DeChambeau, Bryson
  • Detry, Thomas
  • Dobyns, Matt
  • Donald, Luke
  • Dufner, Jason
  • Dunlap, Nick
  • Eckroat, Austin
  • English, Harris
  • Finau, Tony
  • Fitzpatrick, Matthew
  • Fleetwood, Tommy
  • Fowler, Rickie
  • Fox, Ryan
  • Garnett, Brice
  • Glover, Lucas
  • Gooch, Talor
  • Griffin, Ben
  • Grillo, Emiliano
  • Gross, Larkin
  • Hadwin, Adam
  • Harman, Brian
  • Harrington, Pádraig
  • Hatton, Tyrrell
  • Henley, Russell
  • Herbert, Lucas
  • Hisatsune, Ryo
  • Hodges, Lee
  • Hoffman, Charley
  • Hoge, Tom
  • Højgaard, Nicolai
  • Højgaard, Rasmus
  • Homa, Max
  • Horschel, Billy
  • Hoshino, Rikuya
  • Hossler, Beau
  • Hovland, Viktor
  • Hubbard, Mark
  • Hughes, Mackenzie
  • Im, Sungjae
  • Jaeger, Stephan
  • Johnson, Dustin
  • Jones, Jared
  • Kanaya, Takumi
  • Kaymer, Martin
  • Kellen, Jeff
  • Kim, Si Woo
  • Kim, Tom
  • Kirk, Chris
  • Kitayama, Kurt
  • Knapp, Jake
  • Kobori, Kazuma
  • Koepka, Brooks
  • Kohles, Ben
  • Lawrence, Thriston
  • Lee, Kyoung-Hoon
  • Lee, Min Woo
  • List, Luke
  • Lowry, Shane
  • MacIntyre, Robert
  • Malnati, Peter
  • Marek, Brad
  • Matsuyama, Hideki
  • McCarthy, Denny
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