Updated Open Championship field: Here’s who is (and isn’t) playing at Royal St. George’s

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The Open Championship is officially here. Starting Thursday, some of the best players in the world will tee it up at Royal St. George’s to compete for the title of Champion Golfer of the Year. However, there will be some noticeable absences across the pond.

Because of Covid protocols — as well as other extenuating circumstances — some of the top players in the world will not be teeing it up.

Bubba Watson and Zach Johnson are two marquee names that will not be in the field this week because of Covid protocols. Both players released statements over the past few days indicating they’d withdrawn from the event as a result of contact tracing and positive test protocols.

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Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im are a couple of other top-50 players who won’t make the trek to the U.K. for The Open. The R&A released a statement last week announcing they would each skip the championship in order to focus on the Olympics, which will take place at the end of the month. As Korean nationals, they are required to serve a two-year stint in the military in their home country unless they can bring home an Olympic medal.

The official field list was locked in on Friday, but with players still subject to Covid protocols, there is a chance we could see more movement to the field before then. Check out the current field below.

Open Championship field

Jaco Ahlers
Byeong Hun An
Abraham Ancer
Marcus Armitage
Sam Bairstow
Daniel Berger
Christiaan Bezuidenhout
Richard Bland
Keegan Bradley
Christoffer Bring
Dean Burmester
Sam Burns
Rafa Cabrera Bello
Jorge Campillo
Patrick Cantlay
Paul Casey
John Catlin
Ricardo Celia
Stewart Cink
Darren Clarke
Corey Conners
Daniel Croft
Joel Dahmen
Jason Day
Bryson DeChambeau
Ernie Els
Harris English
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño
Tony Finau
Matt Fitzpatrick
Tommy Fleetwood
Sam Forgan
Rickie Fowler
Ryan Fox
Dylan Frittelli
Abel Gallegos
Sergio Garcia
Lucas Glover
Talor Gooch
Branden Grace
Lanto Griffin
Emiliano Grillo
Adam Hadwin
Cole Hammer
Justin Harding
Brian Harman
Padraig Harrington
Tyrrell Hatton
Benjamin Hebert
Russell Henley
Lucas Herbert
Garrick Higgo
Daniel Hillier
Charley Hoffman
Max Homa
Billy Horschel
Sam Horsfield
Rikuya Hoshino
Viktor Hovland
Mackenzie Hughes
Ben Hutchinson
Yuki Inamori
Jazz Janewattananond
Dustin Johnson
Matt Jones
Takumi Kanaya
Rikard Karlberg
Martin Kaymer
Brad Kennedy
Chan Kim
Marcus Kinhult
Ryosuke Kinoshita
Chris Kirk
Kevin Kisner
Kurt Kitayama
Brooks Koepka
Jason Kokrak
Matt Kuchar
Romain Langasque
Deyen Lawson
Richard T. Lee
Marc Leishman
Haotong Li
Yuxin Lin
Joe Long
Michael Lorenzo-Vera
Shane Lowry
Joost Luiten
Robert MacIntyre
Richard Mansell
Rory McIlroy
Troy Merritt
Phil Mickelson
Guido Migliozzi
Keith Mitchell
Francesco Molinari
Collin Morikawa
Sebastián Muñoz
Ryutaro Nagano
Joaquin Niemann
Alex Noren
Shaun Norris
Louis Oosthuizen
Carlos Ortiz
Ryan Palmer
C.T. Pan
Victor Perez
Aaron Pike
Nicholas Poppleton
Ian Poulter
Jon Rahm
Aaron Rai
Chez Reavie
Patrick Reed
JC Ritchie
Justin Rose
Antoine Rozner
Poom Saksansin
Xander Schauffele
Scottie Scheffler
Matthias Schmid
Marcel Schneider
Matthias Schwab
Adam Scott
Jason Scrivener
Laird Shepherd
Webb Simpson
Cameron Smith
Brandt Snedeker
Jordan Spieth
Henrik Stenson
Brendan Steele
Kevin Streelman
Andy Sullivan
Justin Thomas
Jon Thomson
Brendon Todd
Cameron Tringale
Erik van Rooyen
Daniel van Tonder
Harold Varner III
Johannes Veerman
Jimmy Walker
Matt Wallace
Paul Waring
Lee Westwood
Bernd Wiesberger
Danny Willett
Gary Woodland
Connor Worsdall
Will Zalatoris

Open Championship withdrawals

Cameron Davis
Louis de Jager
David Duval
Sungjae Im
Zach Johnson
Si Woo Kim
Danny Lee
K.H. Lee
Hideki Matsuyama
Ryan Moore
Kevin Na
Bubba Watson
Matthew Wolff

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Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com where he spends his days blogging, producing and editing. Prior to joining the team at GOLF.com, he attended the University of Texas followed by stops with Team USA, the Green Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all things instruction and covers amateur and women’s golf.