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European Golf Tour
$8,000,000 PGA Championship Field
Atlanta Athletic Club (Highlands Course)
Par 70 - 7467 Yards
Johns Creek, Georgia
Aug 11 - Aug 14, 2011
 
Thomas Aiken
Robert Allenby
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Arjun Atwal
Aaron Baddeley
Daniel Balin
Ricky Barnes
Rich Beem
Thomas Bjorn
Gregory Bourdy
Keegan Bradley
Michael Bradley
Mark Brooks
Jonathan Byrd
Angel Cabrera
Brian Cairns
Todd Camplin
Paul Casey
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Darren Clarke
Jeff Coston
Ben Crane
John Daly
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Brendon de Jonge
Luke Donald
Jamie Donaldson
Sean Dougherty
Jason Dufner
Simon Dyson
Johan Edfors
Steve Elkington
Ernie Els
Scott Erdmann
Ross Fisher
Rickie Fowler
Harrison Frazar
Hiroyuki Fujita
Jim Furyk
Tommy Gainey
Stephen Gallacher
Sergio Garcia
Robert Garrigus
Brian Gay
Tom Gillis
Lucas Glover
Retief Goosen
Richard Green
Bill Haas
Anders Hansen
Peter Hanson
Padraig Harrington
J.J. Henry
Tetsuji Hiratsuka
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
David Horsey
Charles Howell III
David Hutsell
Yuta Ikeda
Ryuji Imada
Trevor Immelman
Ryo Ishikawa
Freddie Jacobson
Raphael Jacquelin
Faber Jamerson
Marty Jertson
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Brandt Jobe
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Brendan Jones
Robert Karlsson
Martin Kaymer
Jerry Kelly
Anthony Kim
Kyung-Tae Kim
Chris Kirk
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Brad Lardon
Pablo Larrazabal
Spencer Levin
Wen-Chong Liang
Davis Love III
Bill Lunde
Hunter Mahan
Matteo Manassero
Steve Marino
Robert McClellan
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
Rocco Mediate
Shaun Micheel
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Edoardo Molinari
Francesco Molinari
Ryan Moore
Rob Moss
Kevin Na
Larry Nelson
Seung-Yul Noh
Alexander Noren
Mike Northern
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Jose Maria Olazabal
Dan Olsen
Louis Oosthuizen
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Jerry Pate
Scott Piercy
D.A. Points
Ian Poulter
Alvaro Quiros
John Rollins
Andres Romero
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Steve Schneiter
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
John Senden
Webb Simpson
Vijay Singh
Heath Slocum
Mike Small
Stuart Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Jeff Sorenson
Bob Sowards
Scott Stallings
Brendan Steele
Craig Stevens
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
David Toms
D.J. Trahan
Cameron Tringale
Bo Van Pelt
Jhonattan Vegas
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Johnson Wagner
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Lee Westwood
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson
Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
 
NOTES
The year`s final major takes place this week as the golf world turns its head to the 93rd PGA Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club. Many of the world`s best are heading just outside Atlanta for a final chance to win a major in 2011. Some of the world`s top players are still looking for their first big win, while others are trying to pad their resumes or simply continue the comeback trail. Most eyes will certainly be pinned on Tiger Woods, who played in last week`s WGC - Bridgestone Invitational to little success after sitting out nearly three months with various injuries. Woods missed the last two major tournaments after nearly capturing the Masters in stunning fashion and is looking for his 15th major championship and fifth PGA Championship. Woods, who won his last 13 majors with caddie Steve Williams, will be without his former partner, whom he fired in July. Williams went on to join Adam Scott, who won convincingly in Ohio last week and will try for his first major crown. Williams had some choice words to say following the tournament, and it should be interesting to see how Woods responds to the controversy on the golf course, especially if Woods and Scott end up paired together over the weekend. All the attention Woods is receiving will allow the world`s top two players, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood, to fly under the radar, but neither can be discounted despite the pair`s lack of a major title. Not only are they trying to capture their first major tournament, but no Englishman has won since the event changed to stroke play in 1958. Also lurking is last year`s champion, Martin Kaymer, who briefly took over the No. 1 spot in the world this year before settling into the No. 3 spot. He won a three-hole playoff in 2010 by defeating Bubba Watson and didn`t have to face Dustin Johnson, who was penalized for grounding his club in a bunker on the 72nd hole to lose his spot in the playoff. Nonetheless, it was a breakthrough victory for the German, the first member of his country to win this prestigious event. He enters this week exactly the same as 2010, with a season-opening win at the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship, but none thereafter. Last year, not only did he capture the PGA Championship, but he went on to win his next two starts as well to ascend the world rankings. If Kaymer were to win, he`d be the first back-to-back champion since Woods won his third and fourth PGA Championships in 2006-07. A tournament in which Americans have traditionally dominated, the PGA Championship has been won by a non-American in each of the last three years, a record. Steve Stricker is the top-ranked player from the United States at No. 5, while 2005 PGA Champion Phil Mickelson is No. 6. Other contenders this week include world No. 4 and reigning U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy and No. 7 Jason Day, who has finished runner-up in two majors this year. Atlanta Athletic Club is hosting its fourth men`s major championship and third PGA Championship this week. The last time it was held in Johns Creek, David Toms topped a then-majorless Mickelson by one stroke with a clutch 20-foot putt on the 72nd hole. Toms` total score of 265 is still the lowest total score in any major to date. This venue has also hosted the 1981 PGA Championship, won by Larry Nelson, and the 1976 U.S. Open, won by Jerry Pate. The 1990 U.S. Women`s Open was also held at Atlanta Athletic Club, and Betsy King won that event. CBS and TNT will have coverage of all four rounds this week. Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Greensboro, North Carolina for the Wyndham Championship, where Arjun Atwal defeated Toms by a stroke in 2010.