The Field is Set for 2022 PGA Championship at Southern Hills
The field is set for the 2022 PGA Championship.
156 golfers will tee it up at Southern Hills Country Club, with Joel Dahmen
earning the last spot late Sunday night.
K.H. Lee, who captured the AT&T Byron Nelson for the second time was
already qualified – thanks to his win at the same event last season. Lee
missed the cut in his PGA Championship debut in 2021 and said Sunday
he was eager to improve as he hunts for his first Wanamaker Trophy.
Dahmen moved off the alternate list and into the 2022 field. Denny
McCarthy is now the first alternate.
The most recent shuffles in the field came this weekend. Paul Casey, who finished second in 2020 and tied for fourth in 2021, withdrew. Casey had not missed a PGA Championship since 2002.
Sungjae Im, the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 2019, also withdrew Sunday.
The field is led by world No.1 Scottie Scheffler. Already a four-time winner on the PGA Tour this season, Scheffler won the 2022 Masters for his maiden Major title.
Tiger Woods, who played the 2022 Masters in his first event back in 14 months and made the cut, is currently in the field. The 2007 PGA Champion at Southern Hills played a nine-hole practice round Sunday afternoon.
“I’ve gotten a lot stronger since the Masters,” Woods told Sports Illustrated in a brief interview Sunday night. He is set to speak to the media on Tuesday.