The Field: 146th Open Championship

Fifty of the world’s top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking will be teeing it up at Royal Birkdale in the 146th Open Championship.

The tournament, the oldest on the pro tour circuit, will feature the game’s biggest stars from around the globe, with Sweden’s Henrik Stenson seeking to defend his first major title.

The favorites to lift the Claret Jug come Sunday afternoon, include world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, two-time major champion Jordan Spieth, rookie phenom Jon Rahm, and Japanese superstar Hideki Matsuyama, who has already won twice on the PGA Tour this season.

With only five weeks remaining before the FedEx Cup Playoffs, The Open Championship will play an important role in setting the field for The Barclays, the first playoff event.


Event: 146th Open Championship
Dates: July 20-23, 2017
Where: Royal Birkdale – Southport, England
Distance: Par 70, 7,156 Yards
Defending Champ: Henrik Stenson
Trophy: Claret Jug
Purse: $10,500,000
Winning Share: $1,850,000
FedEx Cup Points: 600

FedEx Top 10

All 10 of the top 10 in the current FedExCup rankings will be in the field.

  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2)
  • Justin Thomas (3)
  • Jordan Spieth (4)
  • Jon Rahm (5)
  • Rickie Fowler (6)
  • Daniel Berger (7)
  • Brooks Koepka (8)
  • Brian Harman (9)
  • Kevin Kisner (10)

World Top 10

All 10 of the top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking will be in the field.

  • Dustin Johnson (1)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (2)
  • Jordan Spieth (3)
  • Rory McIlroy (4)
  • Sergio Garcia (5)
  • Jason Day (6)
  • Henrik Stenson (7)
  • Jon Rahm (8)
  • Alex Noren (9)
  • Rickie Fowler (10)

Former Open Champions

There are 16 former Open Championship winners in the field this week.

  • Sandy Lyle (1985)
  • John Daly (1995)
  • Tom Lehman (1996)
  • Mark O’Meara (1998)
  • Paul Lawrie (1999)
  • David Duval (2001)
  • Ernie Els (2002, 2012)
  • Todd Hamilton (2004)
  • Padraig Harrington (2007, 2008)
  • Stewart Cink (2009)
  • Louis Oosthuizen (2010)
  • Darren Clarke (2011)
  • Phil Mickelson (2013)
  • Rory McIlroy (2014)
  • Zach Johnson (2015)
  • Henrik Stenson (2016)

Multiple Major Champions

There are 11 players in the field with multiple major championship titles.

  • Phil Mickelson (5)
  • Ernie Els (4)
  • Rory McIlroy (4)
  • Padraig Harrington (3)
  • John Daly (2)
  • Zach Johnson (2)
  • Martin Kaymer (2)
  • Sandy Lyle (2)
  • Mark O’Meara (2)
  • Jordan Spieth (2)
  • Bubba Watson (2)

10 PGA Tour Wins

There are 12 players in the field with at least 10 PGA Tour wins.

  • Phil Mickelson (42)
  • Ernie Els (19)
  • Mark O’Meara (16)
  • Dustin Johnson (15)
  • David Duval (13)
  • Rory McIlroy (13)
  • Adam Scott (13)
  • Zach Johnson (12)
  • Steve Stricker (12)
  • Jason Day (10)
  • Sergio Garcia (10)
  • Jordan Spieth (10)


There are 5 amateurs in the field at Royal Birkdale.

  • Luca Cianchetti (Italy)
  • Harry Ellis (England)
  • Maverick McNealy (USA)
  • Alfie Plant (England)
  • Connor Syme (Scotland)

Full Field

Sorted by World Rank

1Dustin Johnson
2Hideki Matsuyama
3Jordan Spieth
4Rory McIlroy
5Sergio Garcia
6Jason Day
7Jon Rahm
8Henrik Stenson
9Alex Noren
10Rickie Fowler
11Brooks Koepka
12Justin Rose
13Justin Thomas
14Tommy Fleetwood
15Adam Scott
16Paul Casey
17Rafael Cabrera Bello
18Matt Kuchar
19Francesco Molinari
20Daniel Berger
21Charl Schwartzel
22Patrick Reed
23Louis Oosthuizen
24Tyrrell Hatton
25Kevin Kisner
26Phil Mickelson
27Brian Harman
28Kevin Chappell
29Bernd Wiesberger
30Thomas Pieters
31Jason Dufner
32Siwoo Kim
33Brandt Snedeker
34Marc Leishman
35Branden Grace
36Wesley Bryan
37Bill Haas
38Jimmy Walker
39Charley Hoffman
40Matthew Fitzpatrick
41Danny Willett
42Pat Perez
43Ross Fisher
44Ryan Moore
45Billy Horschel
46Emiliano Grillo
47Russell Knox
48Gary Woodland
49Bubba Watson
50Hideto Tanihara
51Brendan Steele
52J.B. Holmes
53Russell Henley
54Adam Hadwin
55Charles Howell III
56William McGirt
57Lee Westwood
58Kyle Stanley
59Webb Simpson
60Byeong Hun An
61Martin Kaymer
62Yuta Ikeda
63Chris Wood
64Tony Finau
65Jeunghun Wang
66Andy Sullivan
67Anirban Lahiri
70Kevin Na
71Zach Johnson
72Shane Lowry
73Jhonattan Vegas
74Sean O'Hair
75Steve Stricker
76Soren Kjeldsen
78Ian Poulter
79Alexander Levy
80Joost Luiten
81Bryson DeChambeau
82Dylan Frittelli
83Thorbjorn Olesen
84Xander Schauffele
85Jamie Lovemark
87Sunghoon Kang
88Peter Uihlein
89Martin Laird
94Brandon Stone
95Ryan Fox
97Fabrizio Zanotti
100Thongchai Jaidee
102Pablo Larrazabal
103K.T. Kim
106Scott Hend
107Li Haotong
110Michael Hendry
112Andrew Johnston
115Younghan Song
116Alexander Bjork
119David Lipsky
124David Horsey
126Yusaku Miyazato
130Roberto Castro
133Matthieu Pavon
134Padraig Harrington
139Robert Streb
145Richard Bland
150Mike Lorenzo-Vera
152Aaron Baddeley
154Andrew Dodt
158Callum Shinkwin
161Cameron Smith
169Richie Ramsay
170Chan Kim
171Stewart Cink
172Matthew Southgate
196Phachara Khongwatmai
207Jbe' Kruger
216Prayad Marksaeng
218Julian Suri
234Darren Fichardt
246Paul Waring
263David Drysdale
274Juan Sebastian Munoz
277Shaun Norris
279Adam Bland
300Shiv Kapur
350Paul Lawrie
364Yikeun Chang
373Ashley Hall
417Ernie Els
464Matthew Griffin
520Stuart Manley
524Austin Connelly
560Mark Foster
561Giwhan Kim
627Toby Tree
632Kent Bulle
752Robert Dinwiddie
852Laurie Canter
958Joseph Dean
1022Nick McCarthy
1025Darren Clarke
1241Haydn McCullen
1273Adam Hodkinson
1357Ryan McCarthy
1627Mark O'Meara
1739Luca Cianchetti(Am)
1751Maverick McNealy
1837John Daly
1951David Duval
1957Sandy Lyle
1957Tom Lehman
1957Todd Hamilton
1957Connor Syme(Am)
1957Alfie Plant(Am)

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