One of golf’s most exclusive Pro-Member tournaments is loaded with stars (again)
UPDATE: Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the Seminole Pro-Member and the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Monday morning.
The exclusive Seminole Pro-Member is back and its field is better than ever. One of golf’s premier pro-member events kicks off again on Monday at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., and it’s loaded with Tour pros and the game’s elite powerbrokers.
The Fried Egg shared the field on Twitter on Saturday night and, per usual, there’s more stars in the Seminole Pro-Member than there are in several PGA Tour events.
Pros like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Kisner, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia and Louis Oosthuizen are all in the field, as are former PGA Tour players Justin Leonard and Brad Faxon, current LPGA stalwarts Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda and LPGA legends Karrie Webb and Nancy Lopez.
One name that might stick out from the aforementioned group: the 2020 U.S. Open champion, DeChambeau, who has made just three starts in 2021. He was T25 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open and withdrew from the Saudi International in early February with a wrist and hip injury.
After recently denying rumors about the reason for his absence, DeChambeau said he was focused on getting healthy and competing again soon. After his round at the Seminole Pro-Member (he’s paired with Tom Nelson, same as last year), DeChambeau plans to defend his title at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill beginning on Thursday. DeChambeau has not made a public statement confirming he’d be there, but he’s on the official field list and his agent, Brett Falkoff, told Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner that “his full intention is to play.”
As for recognizable non-pro golfers in the Seminole Pro-Member field: Gerry McIlroy, Rory’s dad, is teaming up with his son; NFL legend Tom Brady is with Oosthuizen; former PGA of America CEO and current NBC Sports Chairman Pete Bevacqua is with Ian Poulter; and current PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh is teamed up with pro Lee Hodges.
There are plenty more big-wigs, VIPs and C-suite types teeing it up Monday. Check out the entire field below.
Seminole is GOLF’s 32nd-ranked course in its latest Top 100 Courses in the World ranking.
The Seminole Pro-Member is a two-person best-ball with gross and net divisions that dates back to 1937. The only problem with it? It’s not broadcast on TV.