Who’s In and Who’s Out at The Players

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Certainly, winning the Masters is the most valuable victory in golf, but of all the disclosed purses, a win at The Players is the richest. The 154-player field competes for a $2.7 million first place check. Largely because of injury, Zac Blair, Bud Cauley, Brooks Koepka, Matthew Wolff and Tiger Woods will not compete. Late additions are Doug Ghim, Patton Kizzire, Andrew Putnam, Cameron Percy, Jhonattan Vegas and Anirban Lahiri.

The Field and How they Landed a Tee Time at TPC Sawgrass:

  • Winners of PGA Tour events since the last Players
  • Top 125 from previous season’s FedEx Cup points list
  • Current top 125 FedEx Cup points list
  • Major champions from the past five years
  • Players Championship winners from the past five years: Rory McIlroy, Webb Simpson, Kim Si-Woo, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler
  • The Tour Championship winners from the past three years: Dustin Johnson, Rory, McIlroy and Tiger Woods (out)
  • World Golf Championship winners from the past three years: Patrick Reed, Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson
  • Memorial Tournament and Arnold Palmer Invitational winners from the past three years: Jon Rahm, Patrick Cantlay, Bryson DeChambeau, Tyrrell Hatton, Francesco Molinari and Rory McIlroy
  • Top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking
  • Senior Players champion from prior year: Jerry Kelly
  • Korn Ferry Tour money leader from prior season: Will Zalatoris
  • Money leader during the Korn Ferry Tour Finals, if not the regular-season money leader: Will Zalatoris
  • Top 10 current year FedEx Cup points leaders: Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Vivtor Hovland, Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, Harris English, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka (out), Max Homa and Justin Thomas
  • Remaining positions and alternates filled through current year FedEx Cup standings

The Field in Alphabetical Order:

  1. Byeong Hun An
  2. Abraham Ancer
  3. Ryan Armour
  4. Daniel Berger
  5. Christiaan Bezuidenhout
  6. Keegan Bradley
  7. Scott Brown
  8. Sam Burns
  9. Patrick Cantlay
  10. Paul Casey
  11. Cameron Champ
  12. Stewart Cink
  13. Wyndham Clark
  14. Corey Conners
  15. Austin Cook
  16. Joel Dahmen
  17. Cameron Davis
  18. Jason Day
  19. Bryson DeChambeau
  20. Jason Dufner
  21. Tyler Duncan
  22. Harris English
  23. Tony Finau
  24. Matthew Fitzpatrick
  25. Tommy Fleetwood, finished No. 92 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  26. Rickie Fowler
  27. Dylan Frittelli, finished No. 105 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  28. Sergio Garcia
  29. Brice Garnett, finished No. 118 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  30. Brian Gay
  31. Doug Ghim
  32. Lucas Glover
  33. Talor Gooch
  34. Branden Grace
  35. Lanto Griffin
  36. Emiliano Grillo
  37. Adam Hadwin
  38. James Hahn
  39. Brian Harman
  40. Scott Harrington
  41. Tyrrell Hatton
  42. Russell Henley
  43. Jim Herman
  44. Harry Higgs
  45. Bo Hoag, finished No. 125 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  46. Charley Hoffman
  47. Tom Hoge, finished No. 50 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  48. Max Homa
  49. Billy Horschel
  50. Beau Hossler
  51. Viktor Hovland
  52. Charles Howell III
  53. Mark Hubbard
  54. Mackenzie Hughes
  55. Sungjae Im
  56. Dustin Johnson
  57. Zach Johnson
  58. Matt Jones
  59. Sung Kang
  60. Jerry Kelly
  61. Si Woo Kim
  62. Chris Kirk
  63. Kevin Kisner
  64. Patton Kizzire
  65. Russell Knox
  66. Jason Kokrak
  67. Matt Kuchar
  68. Anirban Lahiri
  69. Martin Laird
  70. Andrew Landry
  71. Nate Lashley
  72. Danny Lee
  73. Kyoung-Hoon Lee
  74. Marc Leishman
  75. Tom Lewis, finished No. 124 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  76. Luke List
  77. Adam Long
  78. Shane Lowry
  79. Robert MacIntyre
  80. Peter Malnati
  81. Hideki Matsuyama
  82. Denny McCarthy
  83. Tyler McCumber
  84. Graeme McDowell
  85. Rory McIlroy
  86. Maverick McNealy
  87. Troy Merritt
  88. Phil Mickelson
  89. Keith Mitchell
  90. Francesco Molinari
  91. Ryan Moore
  92. Collin Morikawa
  93. Sebastián Muñoz
  94. Kevin Na
  95. Matthew NeSmith
  96. Joaquin Niemann
  97. Alex Noren
  98. Henrik Norlander
  99. Louis Oosthuizen
  100. Carlos Ortiz
  101. Ryan Palmer
  102. C.T. Pan
  103. Cameron Percy
  104. Pat Perez
  105. Victor Perez
  106. Scott Piercy
  107. J.T. Poston
  108. Ian Poulter
  109. Andrew Putnam
  110. Jon Rahm
  111. Chez Reavie
  112. Doc Redman
  113. Patrick Reed
  114. Patrick Rodgers
  115. Justin Rose
  116. Sam Ryder, finished No. 108 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  117. Rory Sabbatini
  118. Xander Schauffele
  119. Scottie Scheffler
  120. Adam Schenk
  121. Charl Schwartzel
  122. Adam Scott
  123. Robby Shelton
  124. Webb Simpson
  125. Cameron Smith
  126. Brandt Snedeker
  127. Jordan Spieth
  128. Scott Stallings
  129. Kyle Stanley, current No. 92 FedEx Cup rankings
  130. Brendan Steele
  131. Henrik Stenson
  132. Sepp Straka, finished No. 79 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  133. Robert Streb
  134. Kevin Streelman
  135. Brian Stuard
  136. Hudson Swafford
  137. Nick Taylor
  138. Vaughn Taylor
  139. Justin Thomas
  140. Michael Thompson
  141. Brendon Todd
  142. Cameron Tringale
  143. Harold Varner III
  144. Jhonattan Vegas, current No. 98 FedEx Cup rankings
  145. Jimmy Walker
  146. Bubba Watson
  147. Richy Werenski, finished No. 39 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  148. Lee Westwood
  149. Bernd Wiesberger
  150. Danny Willett, 2016 Masters Champion
  151. Aaron Wise, current No. 48 FedEx Cup rankings
  152. Gary Woodland, finished No. 43 2020 FedEx Cup rankings
  153. Will Zalatoris
  154. Xinjun Zhang, finished No. 78 2020 FedEx Cup rankings

The Players 2021 Odds:

Dustin Johnson: 12-1
Bryson DeChambeau: 14-1
Rory McIlroy: 16-1
Jon Rahm: 16-1
Xander Schauffele: 20-1
Justin Thomas: 20-1
Webb Simpson: 22-1
Collin Morikawa: 22-1
Patrick Cantlay: 22-1
Tony Finau: 25-1
Jordan Spieth: 25-1

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