2023 PGA Championship field: Here’s who is playing at Oak Hill (2023)

By: Jack Hirsh

2023 PGA Championship field: Here’s who is playing at Oak Hill (1)

Major number two of the 2023 season is on deck as the best golfers in the world head to Oak Hill for the PGA Championship.

Since its move to May, the PGA Championship is the first full-field major Championship, its 156 golfers nearly doubling the 88-player, limited-field Masters.

The PGA, unlike the U.S. Open and Open Championship, does not have amateurs in the field, nor is there open qualifying. The PGA of America uses 13 qualification criteria, as well as special invitations to fill out the field. Typically, all golfers in the top 100 in the world make the field. However, 20 PGA of America professionals are in the field this week after qualifying through the PGA Professional Championship.

Back in the field this year, after missing his title defense last year, is Phil Mickelson. Mickelson will join 16 other LIV Golf pros in the field. There were 18 LIV Golfers in the field at the Masters, where three of the top six finishers came from the rivals, including Mickelson as co-runner-up with Brooks Koepka.

Absent from the field is Tiger Woods, who played last year at Southern Hills and last month at the Masters, while he recovers from ankle surgery.

You can find the full list of participants below as well as the list of qualification criteria.

2023 PGA Championship Field

Aaron Wise – Ellerbe, NC

Abraham Ancer – MEXICO

Adam Hadwin – CANADA

Adam Schenk – Vincennes, IN

Adam Scott – AUSTRALIA

Adam Svensson – CANADA

Adri Arnaus – SPAIN

Adrian Meronk – POLAND

Adrián Otaegui – SPAIN

Alex Beach – Stillwater, MN *PGA Professional

Alex Norén – SWEDEN

Alex Smalley – Greensboro, NC

Andrew Putnam – University Place, WA

Anirban Lahiri – INDIA

Anthony Cordes – Johns Creek, GA *PGA Professional

Beau Hossler – Mission Viejo, CA

Ben Griffin – Chapel Hill, NC

Ben Kern – Grove City, OH *PGA Professional

Ben Taylor – ENGLAND

Billy Horschel – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

Braden Shattuck – Aston, PA *PGA Professional

Brandon Wu – Scarsdale, NY

Brendan Steele – Idyllwild, CA

Brendon Todd – Watkinsville, GA

Brian Harman – St. Simons Island, GA

Brooks Koepka – West Palm Beach, FL

Bryson DeChambeau – Dallas, TX

Callum Shinkwin – ENGLAND

Callum Tarren – ENGLAND


Cameron Smith – AUSTRALIA

Cameron Young – Scarborough, NY

Chez Reavie – Scottsdale, AZ

Chris French – Rockford, IL *PGA Professional

Chris Kirk – Athens, GA

Chris Sanger – Red Hook, NY *PGA Professional

Christiaan Bezuidenhout – SOUTH AFRICA

Colin Inglis – Creswell, OR *PGA Professional

Collin Morikawa – La Cañada, CA

Corey Conners – CANADA

Danny Willett – ENGLAND

David Lingmerth – SWEDEN

David Micheluzzi – AUSTRALIA

Davis Riley – Hattiesburg, MS

Davis Thompson – St. Simons Island, GA

Dean Burmester – SOUTH AFRICA

Denny McCarthy – Jupiter, FL

Dustin Johnson – Jupiter, FL

Emiliano Grillo – ARGENTINA

Eric Cole – Delray Beach, FL

Francesco Molinari – ITALY

Gabe Reynolds – Dallas, TX *PGA Professional

Gary Woodland – Topeka, KS

Greg Koch – Orlando, FL *PGA Professional

Harold Varner III – Gastonia, NC

Harris English – Sea Island, GA

Hayden Buckley – Tupelo, MS

Hideki Matsuyama – JAPAN

J.J. Spaun – Scottsdale, AZ

J.T. Poston – Sea Island, GA


Jeremy Wells – Estero, FL *PGA Professional

Jesse Droemer – Houston, TX *PGA Professional

Jimmy Walker – San Antonio, TX

JJ Killeen – Lubbock, TX *PGA Professional

Joaquín Niemann – CHILE

Joel Dahmen – Scottsdale, AZ

John Daly – Dardanelle, AR

John Somers – Brooksville, FL *PGA Professional

Jon Rahm – SPAIN

Jordan Smith – ENGLAND

Jordan Spieth – Dallas, TX

Josh Speight – Locust Hill, VA *PGA Professional

Justin Rose – ENGLAND

Justin Suh – San Jose, CA

Justin Thomas – Louisville, KY


Kazuki Higa – JAPAN

Keegan Bradley – Woodstock, VT

Keith Mitchell – St. Simons Island, GA

Kenny Pigman – Norco, CA *PGA Professional

Kevin Kisner – Aiken, SC

Kurt Kitayama – Las Vegas, NV

Lee Hodges – Athens, AL

Lucas Herbert – AUSTRALIA

Luke Donald – ENGLAND

Mackenzie Hughes – CANADA

Mark Hubbard – The Woodlands, TX

Matt Cahill – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Matt Kuchar – Jupiter, FL

Matt Wallace – ENGLAND

Matthew Fitzpatrick – ENGLAND

Matthew NeSmith – Aiken, SC

Maverick McNealy – Las Vegas, NV

Max Homa – Valencia, CA

Michael Block – Mission Viejo, CA *PGA Professional


Mito Pereira – CHILE

Nick Hardy – Northbrook, IL

Nick Taylor – CANADA

Nico Echavarria – COLOMBIA

Nicolai Højgaard – DENMARK

Ockie Strydom – SOUTH AFRICA

Pablo Larrazábal – SPAIN

Pádraig Harrington – IRELAND

Patrick Cantlay – Jupiter, FL

Patrick Reed – The Woodlands, TX

Patrick Rodgers – Jupiter, FL

Paul Casey – ENGLAND

Phil Mickelson – Rancho Santa Fe, CA

Rasmus Højgaard – DENMARK

Rickie Fowler – Murrieta, CA

Rikuya Hoshino – JAPAN

Robert MacIntyre – SCOTLAND


Russell Grove – Coeur d’Alene, ID *PGA Professional

Russell Henley – Columbus, GA


Sadom Kaewkanjana – THAILAND

Sahith Theegala – Houston, TX

Sam Burns – Shreveport, LA

Sam Ryder – Longwood, FL

Scott Stallings – Oak Ridge, TN

Scottie Scheffler – Dallas, TX

Séamus Power – IRELAND

Sepp Straka – AUSTRIA

Shane Lowry – IRELAND

Shaun Micheel – Collierville, TN


Sihwan Kim – Las Vegas, NV

Steve Holmes – Simi Valley, CA *PGA Professional

Steven Alker – NEW ZEALAND


Talor Gooch – Edmond, OK

Taylor Montgomery – Las Vegas, NV

Taylor Moore – Edmond, OK

Taylor Pendrith – CANADA

Thomas Detry – BELGIUM

Thomas Pieters – BELGIUM

Thorbjørn Olesen – DENMARK

Thriston Lawrence – SOUTH AFRICA

Tom Hoge – Fort Worth, TX


Tommy Fleetwood – ENGLAND

Tony Finau – Lehi, UT

Trey Mullinax – Birmingham, AL

Tyrrell Hatton – ENGLAND

Victor Perez – FRANCE

Viktor Hovland – NORWAY

Webb Simpson – Charlotte, NC

Wyatt Worthington II – Reynoldsburg, OH *PGA Professional

Wyndham Clark – Denver, CO

Xander Schauffele – San Diego, CA


Yannik Paul – GERMANY

Zach Johnson – Cedar Rapids, IA

PGA Championship exemptions

1. All former winners of the PGA Championship

2. Winners of the last five Masters (2019-23)

3. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2018-22)

4. Winners of the last five Open Championships (2017-22).[Note: Canceled in 2020]

5.Winners of the last three THE PLAYERS Championships (2021-23)

6. The top three on the OWGR’s International Federation Ranking List as of April 24, 2023.

7. Winner of 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

8. The top 15 finishers and ties from the 2022 PGA Championship

9. The top 20 finishers from the 2023 PGA Professional Championship.

10. The top 70 players who are eligible and have earned the most PGA Championship points from the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson through the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship (ending May 7, 2023).

11. Playing members of the last named U.S. and European Ryder Cup teams (2021), provided they remain in the top 100 on the Official World Golf Rankings as of May 7, 2023.

12. Winners of PGA TOUR co-sponsored or approved tournaments whose victories are considered official, from the 2022 Charles Schwab Challenge through the 2023 AT&T Byron Nelson.

13. If necessary to complete the field, those players beyond the top 70 players who are eligible and who have earned the most PGA Championship points from the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson through the 2023 Wells Fargo Championship (ending May 7, 2023) in order of their position on such a list.

*Note: The PGA Championship points list is based on Official Money earned in PGA TOUR events within the defined period in Nos. 10 and 12 above and is available athttps://www.pgatour.com/stats/stat.132.html. Announcement of the final field is planned for May 10.

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Jack Hirsh

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Jack Hirsh is an assistant editor at GOLF. A Pennsylvania native, Jack is a 2020 graduate of Penn State University, earning degrees in broadcast journalism and political science. He was captain of his high school golf team and still *tries* to remain competitive in local amateurs. Before joining GOLF, Jack spent two years working at a TV station in Bend, Oregon, primarily as Multimedia Journalist/reporter, but also producing, anchoring and even presenting the weather. He can be reached at jack.hirsh@golf.com.

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