PGA Championship field features top 99 in world rankings

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PGA Championship field features top 99 in world rankings

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PGA Championship field features top 99 in world rankings

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Justin Thomas’ withdrawal on Monday from the PGA Championship kinda messed up a nice, round number.

Prior to that, all of the top 100 players in the Official World Golf Rankings were to set to tee it up in the 2019 PGA Championship. It would have been something that had never happened in a men’s golf major.

The field will be 156.

Dustin Johnson is currently ranked No. 1. Defending PGA champ Brooks Koepka is No. 3. Tiger Woods, who finished second a year ago, checks in at No. 6. The field now features 33 players who have won a major.

Twelve of the players in the field have at one time in their careers been ranked No. 1 in the world.

RANKINGS: Golfweek/Sagarin rankings | OWGR

Twenty of the spots in the field go to PGA professionals, including Alex Beach, who won the PGA Professional Championship.

The first PGA Championship to be staged in May since 1948 will be at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York.

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