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PGA Championship 2022: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson officially in field at Southern Hills

By Joel Beall
The PGA of America has announced the field for its 2022 PGA Championship beginning next week at Southern Hills. Though 156 players will tee it up in Tulsa, most eyes gravitated towards two names.

That would be Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. Woods made his first tournament start since his February 2021 car accident last month at the Masters and made a scouting trip to Southern Hills in late April. Though Woods intends to play in the year’s second major, sources in Woods’ camp told Golf Digest Woods is waiting to see how his body responded to an increased workload before making any final decisions. Woods has won four career Wanamakers, including the 2007 PGA contested at Southern Hills.

As for the reigning PGA champ, a title defence would signal an end to Mickelson’s sabbatical from the sport since his comments on Saudi golf went public in February. Seth Waugh, the CEO of the PGA of America, said that he’s had a “number” of talks with Mickelson over the last several weeks and that they will continue to do so as the championship nears. Waugh said that though Mickelson is registered to play in the PGA, Mickelson has not yet said if he’s going to compete. Mickelson has also registered for the inaugural LIV Golf series event in June along with the U.S. Open the following week.

It should be noted the field is far from final; for example Bryson DeChambeau is listed among the participants. While DeChambeau has not officially pulled out of the competition, his presence would be a surprise given his recent surgery.

According to the PGA of America the field includes 17 PGA champions, 34 major winners and the top 70 players who have earned the most PGA Championship points through the 2022 Wells Fargo Championship, along with the the top-20 finishers from the 2022 PGA Professional Championship. The final spot in the field is reserved for winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson. Brendan Steele is listed as the first alternate.

Phil Mickelson, at 50, became the oldest winner of a major championship when he won the PGA title last May at Kiawah Island.

2022 PGA Championship field

Abraham Ancer – MEXICOArdria Adria – SPAIN
Alex Beach – Stillwater, MN
Rich Beem – Austin, TX
Oliver Bekker – SOUTH AFRICA
Daniel Berger – Jupiter, FL
Christiaan Bezuidenhout – SOUTH AFRICA
Brandon Bingaman – Dallas, TX
Michael Block – Mission Viejo, CA
Matt Borchert – Winter Garden, FL
Keegan Bradley – Woodstock, VT
Ryan Brehm – Mt. Pleasant, MI
Dean Burmester – SOUTH AFRICA
Sam Burns – Shreveport, LA
Laurie Canter — England
Patrick Cantlay – Jupiter, FL
Paul Casey – ENGLAND
Alex Cejka – GERMANY
Cameron Champ – Sacramento, CA
Stewart Cink – Atlanta, GA
Tyler Collet – Vero Beach, FL
Corey Conners – CANADA
John Daly – Dardanelle, AR
Cam Davis – AUSTRALIA
Jason Day, Jason – AUSTRALIA
Bryson DeChambeau – Dallas, TX
Paul Dickinson – Montauk, NY
Jason Dufner – Auburn, AL
Harris English – Sea Island, GA
Tim Feenstra – Fall City, WA
Tony Finau – Salt Lake City, UT
Matt Fitzpatrick – ENGLAND
Rickie Fowler – Murrieta, CA
Ryan Fox — New Zealand
Tommy Fleetwood – ENGLAND
Sergio Garcia – SPAIN
Lucas Glover – Jupiter, FL
Talor Gooch – Edmond, OK
Branden Grace – SOUTH AFRICA
Lanto Griffin — Jacksonville Beach, FL
Jusin Harding — SOUTH AFRICA
Adam Hadwin – CANADA
Brian Harman – Sea Island, GA
Padraig Harrington – IRELAND
Tyrrell Hatton – ENGLAND
Russell Henley — Columbus, GA
Lucas Herbert – AUSTRALIA
Kazuki Higa — JAPAN
Garrick Higgo – SOUTH AFRICA
Harry Higgs – Dallas, TX
Tom Hoge – Fargo, ND
Nicolai Hojgaard – DENMARK
Max Homa – Scottsdale, AZ
Billy Horschel – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Sam Horsfield — ENGLAND
Rokuya Hoshino – JAPAN
Viktor Hovland – NORWAY
Mackenzie Hughes — CANADA
Austin Hurt – Bainbridge Island, WA
Sungjae Im – REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Yuki Inamori – JAPAN
Colin Inglis – Eugene, OR
Nic Ishee – Dallas, TX
Dustin Johnson – Jupiter, FL
Zach Johnson – Sea Island, GA
Jared Jones – Houston, TX
Matt Jones – AUSTRALIA
Sadom Kaewkanjana — THAILAND
Takumi Kanaya – JAPAN
Martin Kaymer – GERMANY
Bio Kim — REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Chan Kim – Gilbert, AZ
Joohyung Kim – REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Si Woo Kim – REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Ryosuke Kinoshita – JAPAN
Chris Kirk – Athens, GA
Kevin Kisner – Aiken, SC
Patton Kizzire — Sea Island, GA
Brooks Koepka – West Palm Beach, FL
Jason Kokrak – Hudson, OH
Jinichiro Kozuma — JAPAN
Matt Kuchar – Sea Island, GA
Anirban Lahiri — INDIA
Pablo Larrazabal – Spain
K.H. Lee — REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Min Woo Lee – AUSTRALIA
Marc Leishman — AUSTRALIA
Luke List – Augusta, GA
Davis Love III – Sea Island, GA
Shane Lowry – IRELAND
Robert MacIntyre – SCOTLAND
Hideki Matsuyama – JAPAN
Sean McCarty – Solon, IA
Rory McIlroy – N. IRELAND
Mav McNealy — Las Vegas, NV
Kyle Mendoza – Oceanside, CA
Troy Merritt — Eagle, ID
Shaun Micheel – Memphis, TN
Phil Mickelson – Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Keith Mitchell — St. Simons Island, GA
Francesco Molinari – ITALY
Collin Morikawa – La Canada, CA
Jesse Mueller – Phoenix, AR
Sebastian Munoz — COLOMBIA
Kevin Na — Las Vegas, NV
Dylan Newman – Stamford, CT
Joaquin Niemann – CHILE
Alex Noren — SWEDEN
Shaun Norris – SOUTH AFRICA
Zac Oakley – King of Prussia, PA
Louis Oosthuizen – SOUTH AFRICA
Carlos Ortiz – MÉXICO
Ryan Palmer – Colleyville, TX
Mito Pereira – CHILE
Thomas Pieters – BELGIUM
Ian Poulter – ENGLAND
Seamus Power – IRELAND
Casey Pyne – Greenwich, CT
Jon Rahm – SPAIN
Chad Ramey – Fulton, MS
Patrick Reed – Houston, TX
Davis Riley — Dallas, TX
Justin Rose – ENGLAND
Xander Schauffele – San Diego, CA
Scottie Scheffler – Dallas, TX
Adam Scott – AUSTRALIA
Webb Simpson – Charlotte, NC
Cam Smith – AUSTRALIA
J.J. Spaun – Scottsdale, AZ
Jordan Spieth – Dallas, TX
Henrik Stenson – SWEDEN
Sepp Straka – AUSTRIA
Kevin Streelman – Wheaton, IL
Hudson Swafford – Sea Island, GA
Justin Thomas – Louisville, KY
Cameron Tringale – Mission Viejo, CA
Erik van Rooyen – SOUTH AFRICA
Daniel van Tonder — SOUTH AFRICA
Harold Varner III – Gastonia, NC
Jhonattan Vegas – VENEZUELA
Ryan Vermeer – Omaha, NE
Jimmy Walker – Terrell Hills, TX
Shawn Warren – Falmouth, ME
Bubba Watson – Bagdad, FL
Lee Westwood – ENGLAND
Bernd Wiesberger – AUSTRIA
Aaron Wise — Jupiter, FL
Matt Wolff – Agoura Hills, CA
Gary Woodland – Topeka, KS

 

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