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PGA Tour
$7,500,000 PGA Championship Field
Whistling Straits (Straits Course)
Par 72 - 7514 Yards
Kohler, Wisconsin
Aug 12 - Aug 15, 2010
 
Stephen Ames
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Stuart Appleby
Daniel Balin
Ricky Barnes
Cameron Beckman
Ryan Benzel
Matt Bettencourt
Kris Blanks
Jason Bohn
Gregory Bourdy
Mark Brooks
Angel Cabrera
Chad Campbell
Paul Casey
K.J. Choi
Stewart Cink
Tim Clark
Darren Clarke
Ben Crane
Ben Curtis
John Daly
Rhys Davies
Brian Davis
Jason Day
Brendon de Jonge
Luke Donald
Jason Dufner
Simon Dyson
Steve Elkington
Ernie Els
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Ross Fisher
Kyle Flinton
Rickie Fowler
Hiroyuki Fujita
Jim Furyk
Stephen Gallacher
Sergio Garcia
Brian Gay
Lucas Glover
Retief Goosen
Paul Goydos
Bill Haas
Anders Hansen
Soren Hansen
Peter Hanson
Padraig Harrington
Scott Hebert
Tetsuji Hiratsuka
J.B. Holmes
David Horsey
Charles Howell III
David Hutsell
Yuta Ikeda
Trevor Immelman
Stu Ingraham
Ryo Ishikawa
Freddie Jacobson
Raphael Jacquelin
Thongchai Jaidee
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Dustin Johnson
Zach Johnson
Matt Jones
Robert Karlsson
Martin Kaymer
Jerry Kelly
Simon Khan
Anthony Kim
Kyung-Tae Kim
Soren Kjeldsen
Matt Kuchar
Rob Labritz
Martin Laird
Derek Lamely
Tom Lehman
Marc Leishman
Justin Leonard
Wen-Chong Liang
Davis Love III
Mitch Lowe
Shane Lowry
Bill Lunde
Hunter Mahan
Steve Marino
Troy Matteson
Robert McClellan
Graeme McDowell
Ross McGowan
Rory McIlroy
George McNeill
John Merrick
Shaun Micheel
Phil Mickelson
Bryce Molder
Edoardo Molinari
Francesco Molinari
Colin Montgomerie
Ryan Moore
Rob Moss
Kevin Na
Seung-Yul Noh
Sean O'Hair
Koumei Oda
Geoff Ogilvy
Keith Ohr
Louis Oosthuizen
Jeff Overton
Ryan Palmer
Troy Pare
Corey Pavin
Kenny Perry
Tim Petrovic
Carl Pettersson
D.A. Points
Ian Poulter
Alvaro Quiros
Justin Rose
Rory Sabbatini
Jason Schmuhl
Charl Schwartzel
Adam Scott
John Senden
Mark Sheftic
Michael Sim
Vijay Singh
Sonny Skinner
Heath Slocum
Mike Small
Bruce Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Kevin Stadler
Rich Steinmetz
Henrik Stenson
Steve Stricker
Chip Sullivan
Kevin Sutherland
Vaughn Taylor
Tim Thelen
David Toms
D.J. Trahan
Bo Van Pelt
Scott Verplank
Camilo Villegas
Jimmy Walker
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Boo Weekley
Mike Weir
Charlie Wi
Danny Willett
Oliver Wilson
Chris Wood
Tiger Woods
Y.E. Yang *
* - Defending Champion
 
NOTES
The season`s final major championship is on tap this week with the golf world slightly tipped on its side. Tiger Woods had his worst professional 72-hole tournament last week at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. He was 18-over par and tied for 78th in an 80- man field. Thank goodness for Henrik Stenson, right? Shockingly, Woods didn`t lose the No. 1 ranking. Already on the way to Whistling Straits, Woods had to watch to see if Phil Mickelson could finish fourth or better. He was tied for 10th at the start of the round, but a Woods-like disaster on the front nine dropped Lefty down the leaderboard. Maybe you could trace Woods` galactic decline to this championship last year. He went into the final round with a two-shot lead over relatively unheralded Y.E. Yang. It was Yang who became the first player in major championship history to beat Woods when Tiger went into the final round with at least a share of first place. Yang parlayed that win into very little this year. The defending champion has two top 10s in `10 and the last came at the Masters. Woods and Yang will be re-acquainted this week. The two are paired together for the first two rounds of this year`s PGA, along with a man who`s had prior success at the venue. Whistling Straits hosted the PGA Championship six years ago and Vijay Singh, deep into a great year, prevailed. He defeated Justin Leonard and Chris DiMarco in a playoff and collected his second Wanamaker Trophy and third major title. Later that year, Singh became the No. 1 player in the world. Mickelson won this year`s Masters, while Graeme McDowell survived the conditions for his first major title at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. The final member of the traditional PGA Championship threesome is British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen. He ran away with the Open Championship at St. Andrews and will join Mickelson and McDowell on Thursday and Friday. The automatic eight qualifiers for the American Ryder Cup team will be finalized after the PGA Championship. Will Tiger make it or will captain Corey Pavin use a pick on him? Will Tiger accept if Pavin asks? A lot of questions, but the landscape will be clearer at the end of play. TNT and CBS have the coverage. Next week on the PGA Tour is the Wyndham Championship, which was won by Ryan Moore in 2009. That is the final tuneup for the FedEx Cup Playoffs, which begin with the Barclays the following week.