9 PGA Champions currently in the field at the 2021 PGA Championship
Since the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, players have had a chance to earn a spot in the 2021 field
It's been 6 months since Collin Morikawa won the 2020 PGA Championship, in just his second Major Championship start, at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
Players have been able to enter the 2021 PGA Championship since January and a total of 36 players have officially joined the field.
That list includes 9 PGA Champions: Keegan Bradley (2011), Jason Dufner (2013), Martin Kaymer (2010), Brooks Koepka (2018, 2019), Rory McIlroy (2012, 2014) Shaun Micheel (2003), Collin Morikawa (2020), Justin Thomas (2017) and Tiger Woods (1999, 2000, 2006, 2009).
Additionally, since the calendar turned to 2021, Harris English (Sentry Tournament of Champions), Kevin Na (Sony Open in Hawaii) and Si Woo Kim (The American Express) have punched their tickets to the 2021 PGA Championship in May.
Dustin Johnson, Jim Herman, Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau, Stewart Cink, Hudson Swafford, Sergio Garcia, Martin Laird, Jason Kokrak, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Gay and Carlos Ortiz won on the PGA Tour in 2020, following the PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park, and earned a spot.
Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments, from the 2020 Wyndham Championship through the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson, are eligible to compete in May.
DeChambeau and Rahm finished in the top 15 at TPC Harding Park in August and already earned a spot in the 2021 PGA Championship. The top 15 finishers and ties from the 2020 PGA Championship automatically qualified for 2021.
Those who have entered the 2021 PGA Championship, as of February 26, include:
An, Byeong Hun – REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Bezuidenhout, Christiaan - SOUTH AFRICA
Bradley, Keegan – Woodstock, Vt.
DeChambeau, Bryson – Clovis, Calif.
Dufner, Jason – Auburn, Ala.
Casey, Paul – ENGLAND
Cink, Stewart – Duluth, Ga.
English, Harris – Sea Island, Ga.
Finau, Tony – Lehe, Utah
Fleetwood, Tommy – ENGLAND
Frittelli, Dylan – SOUTH AFRICA
Garcia, Sergio – SPAIN
Hatton, Tyrrell – ENGLAND
Herbert, Lucas - AUSTRALIA
Herman, Jim – Palm City, Fla.
Hojgaard, Rasmus – DENMARK
Homa, Max – Valencia, Calif.
Johnson, Zach - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Kaymer, Martin - GERMANY
Kim, Si Woo - REPUBLIC OF KOREA
Koepka, Brooks – West Palm Beach, Fla.
Kokrak, Jason - Hudson, Ohio
Kuchar, Matt - Sea Island, Ga.
Lewis, Tom – ENGLAND
McIlroy, Rory – N. IRELAND
Micheel, Shaun – Memphis, Tenn.
Molinari, Francesco - ITALY
Morikawa, Collin – La Canada, Calif.
Noren, Alex – SWEDEN
Ortiz, Carlos – MÉXICO
Perez, Victor - FRANCE
Poulter, Ian – ENGLAND
Rahm, Jon – SPAIN
Rai, Aaron – ENGLAND
Rose, Justin – ENGLAND
Shauffele, Xander – San Diego, Calif.
Scheffler, Scottie - Dallas, Texas
Scott, Adam – AUSTRALIA
Simpson, Webb - Charlotte, N.C.
Stenson, Henrik – SWEDEN
Stricker, Steve – Madison, Wis.
Sullivan, Andrew - ENGLAND
Thomas, Justin – Louisville, Ky.
van Rooyen, Erik – SOUTH AFRICA
Watson, Bubba – Bagdad, Fla.
Westwood, Lee - ENGLAND
Wiesberger, Bernd – AUSTRIA
Willett, Danny – ENGLAND
Wolff, Matthew – Agoura Hills, Calif.
Woodland, Gary – Topeka, Kan.
Woods, Tiger - Jupiter, Fla.