Sun Sentinel
PGA Tour
$7,500,000 PGA Championship Field
Hazeltine National Golf Club
Par 72 - 7674 Yards
Chaska, Minnesota
Aug 13 - Aug 16, 2009
 
Michael Allen
Robert Allenby
Stephen Ames
Stuart Appleby
Sam Arnold
Woody Austin
Paul Azinger
Aaron Baddeley
Briny Baird
Cameron Beckman
Rich Beem
Ryan Benzel
Gregory Bisconti
Michael Bradley
Mark Brooks
Angel Cabrera
Chad Campbell
Michael Campbell
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Darren Clarke
Fred Couples
Ben Crane
Ben Curtis
John Daly
Brian Davis
Keith Dicciani
Luke Donald
Nick Dougherty
Jason Dufner
Ken Duke
Johan Edfors
Steve Elkington
Ernie Els
Bob Estes
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Ross Fisher
Steve Flesch
Alastair Forsyth
Hiroyuki Fujita
Jim Furyk
Brian Gaffney
Sergio Garcia
Robert Gaus
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Mathew Goggin
Retief Goosen
Paul Goydos
Nathan Green
Richard Green
Anders Hansen
Soren Hansen
Peter Hanson
Padraig Harrington *
Scott Hebert
J.J. Henry
Charley Hoffman
J.B. Holmes
Charles Howell III
Ryuji Imada
Ryo Ishikawa
Thongchai Jaidee
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Brendan Jones
Shingo Katayama
Martin Kaymer
Jerry Kelly
Anthony Kim
Soren Kjeldsen
Matt Kuchar
Todd Lancaster
Tom Lehman
Justin Leonard
Thomas Levet
Eric Lippert
Davis Love III
Mitch Lowe
Will MacKenzie
Hunter Mahan
John Mallinger
Steve Marino
Prayad Marksaeng
Scott McCarron
Graeme McDowell
Rory McIlroy
John Merrick
Shaun Micheel
Phil Mickelson
Mike Miles
Francesco Molinari
Colin Montgomerie
Kevin Na
Sean O'Hair
Geoff Ogilvy
Louis Oosthuizen
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Rod Pampling
Corey Pavin
Pat Perez
Kenny Perry
Tim Petrovic
Carl Pettersson
Ian Poulter
Brett Quigley
Alvaro Quiros
Lee Rinker
John Rollins
Kevin Roman
Andres Romero
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Steve Schneiter
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
John Senden
Mark Sheftic
Michael Sim
Jeev Milkha Singh
Vijay Singh
David Smail
Mike Small
Brandt Snedeker
Chris Starkjohann
Henrik Stenson
Richard Sterne
Kevin Streelman
Steve Stricker
Grant Sturgeon
Kevin Sutherland
Craig Thomas
David Toms
D.J. Trahan
Marc Turnesa
Bob Tway
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Anthony Wall
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Steve Webster
Boo Weekley
Tim Weinhart
Mike Weir
Lee Westwood
Charlie Wi
Mark Wilson
Oliver Wilson
Chris Wood
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
The best of the best will take a shot at glory this week at the PGA Championship. A major tournament record 100 of the top 101 players in the world are scheduled to compete at Hazeltine National this week for the season`s final major championship crown. The winner will join Angel Cabrera (Masters), Lucas Glover (U.S. Open) and Stewart Cink (British Open) in the Grand Slam of Golf in October. After winning the 2008 British Open, Irishman Padraig Harrington won his second straight major with a 12-foot par putt on the 72nd hole in last year`s PGA Championship. Harrington was one of nine players to break par in the final round last year, and his four-under 66 matched the low round of the day. He finished at minus-three, two strokes better than Sergio Garcia and former British Open champion Ben Curtis. The win by Harrington was the first by a European at the PGA Championship since 1930, and he also became the first European to take home consecutive majors. Curtis, the third-round leader, could have forced a playoff with an eagle at the last, but his approach stayed above ground. World No. 1 and four-time PGA Champion Tiger Woods returns to the championship after missing last year`s event due to a knee injury. Woods won this title back-to-back in 1999-2000 and again in 2006-07. Woods is coming off his fourth and fifth wins of the season, giving him 70 career PGA Tour victories. Woods tied for sixth at the Masters and U.S. Open before missing the cut at the British Open. Hazeltine National is hosting the PGA Championship for the second time. Rich Beem held off Woods in 2002, the last time Hazeltine hosted the season`s final major. Beem closed with a four-under 68 to fend off Woods by a single stroke, as they were just two of eight players in red figures that week. Both Beem and Paul Casey are tentative to start on Thursday due to injuries. Beem pulled out of the Reno-Tahoe Open last week after one round, and Casey withdrew from the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational with a rib injury. TNT has six hours of coverage from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (et) on Thursday and Friday. TNT will also be on the air from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday before CBS takes over from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The PGA Tour heads to North Carolina next week for the Wyndham Championship, where Carl Pettersson won last year.