2021 PGA Championship field: Here’s who’s playing at Kiawah Island

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Collin Morikawa looks to return to glory at the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island.

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We’ve officially reached the second major championship of 2021: the PGA Championship. Below, you’ll find everything you need to know about the tournament field, including a complete list of competitors.

2021 PGA Championship Preview

The PGA Championship returns to Kiawah Island for the first time since 2012 and, fittingly, Rory McIlroy’s game appears to be rounding into form. It was McIlroy who emerged from the carnage in 2012 with an awe-inspiring eight-stroke victory at the PGA, capturing his second major championship victory and setting a margin-of-victory record at the event. The 32-year-old figures enter among the betting favorites at Kiawah after his win at the Wells Fargo Championship in early May.

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A look at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, the famed Pete Dye track that will host this year’s PGA Championship. Getty Images

McIlroy recently began working with Pete Cowen, the renowned British swing coach who also claims Brooks Koepka among his clients. Koepka, a two-time PGA Championship winner, looks to return to form at Kiawah. Koepka hasn’t played much since a surprise knee surgery caused by an off-course injury earlier this year.

Elsewhere, Collin Morikawa returns to the field looking to earn his second PGA Championship in as many years. The 24-year-old captured the first major of his career at last year’s PGA at Harding Park, and enters this year’s tournament with four top-10 finishes on the season.

Who earns an invite to the PGA Championship?

The PGA of America — the governing body responsible for hosting the PGA Championship — lists 12 criteria for earning an invitation to Kiawah Island. They are as follows:

1. All former PGA Champions

2. Winners of the last five Masters (2015-19)

3. Winners of the last five U.S. Opens (2014-18)

4. Winners of the last five Open Championships (2014-18)

5. Winners of the last three Players Championships (2017-19)

6. The top 15 finishers at the 2018 PGA Championship

7. The top 20 finishers at the PGA Professional Championship.

8. Year-to-date PGA Championship Points leaders

9. 2018 Ryder Cup team members

10. Winners of PGA Tour-approved tournaments

11. Special invitations

12. Completing the field

So, who made the cut? Check out the full field list below.

PGA Championship Field

Byeong Hun An

Abraham Ancer

Danny Balin

Peter Ballo

Alex Beach

Rich Beem

Frank Bensel, Jr.

Daniel Berger

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Keegan Bradley

Dean Burmester

Sam Burns

Patrick Cantlay

Paul Casey

John Catlin

Cameron Champ

Stewart Cink

George Coetzee

Tyler Collet

Corey Conners

Ben Cook

Joel Dahmen

John Daly

Cameron Davis

Jason Day

Bryson DeChambeau

Thomas Detry

Jason Dufner

Harris English

Tony Finau

Matt Fitzpatrick

Tommy Fleetwood

Rickie Fowler

Dylan Frittelli

Sergio Garcia

Brian Gay

Mark Geddes

Talor Gooch

Branden Grace

Lanto Griffin

Emiliano Grillo

Larkin Gross

Adam Hadwin

Brian Harman

Padraig Harrington

Tyrrell Hatton

Russell Henley

Lucas Herbert

Jim Herman

Garrick Higgo

Harry Higgs

Charley Hoffman

Tom Hoge

Rasmus Hojgaard

Derek Holmes

Max Homa

Billy Horschel

Sam Horsfield

Rikuya Hoshino

Viktor Hovland

Mackenzie Hughes

Sungjae Im

Jazz Janewattananond

Dustin Johnson

Zach Johnson

Matt Jones

Takumi Kanaya

Martin Kaymer

Si Woo Kim

Chan Kim

Chris Kirk

Kevin Kisner

Kurt Kitayama

Greg Koch

Brooks Koepka

Jason Kokrak

Matt Kuchar

Rob Labritz

Martin Laird

Marc Leishman

Tom Lewis

Adam Long

Shane Lowry

Robert MacIntyre

Peter Malnati

Brad Marek

Hideki Matsuyama

Denny McCarthy

Rory McIlroy

Maverick McNealy

Shaun Micheel

Phil Mickelson

Francesco Molinari

Collin Morikawa

Sebastian Munoz

Kevin Na

Joaquin Niemann

Alex Noren

Louis Oosthuizen

Carlos Ortiz

Ryan Palmer

Tim Pearce

Victor Perez

Thomas Pieters

Ben Polland

J.T. Poston

Ian Poulter

Patrick Rada

Jon Rahm

Aaron Rai

Chez Reavie

Patrick Reed

Justin Rose

Antoine Rozner

Kalle Samooja

Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler

Charl Schwartzel

Adam Scott

Jason Scrivener

Webb Simpson

Vijay Singh

Sonny Skinner

Cameron Smith

Stuart Smith

Jordan Spieth

Brendan Steele

Henrik Stenson

Brandon Stone

Robert Streb

Kevin Streelman

Steve Stricker

Andy Sullivan

Joe Summerhays

Hudson Swafford

Justin Thomas

Brendon Todd

Cameron Tringale

Omar Uresti

Sami Valimaki

Erik van Rooyen

Daniel van Tonder

Harold Varner III

Brett Walker

Jimmy Walker

Matt Wallace

Bubba Watson

Richy Werenski

Lee Westwood

Bernd Wiesberger

Danny Willett

Aaron Wise

Gary Woodland

Y.E. Yang

Will Zalatoris

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