The PGA Tour returns to action on Thursday at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, and while Tiger Woods won’t be preparing it at the Charles Schwab Challenge, 15 of the world’s top 20 players will be on the field for the first event. Extraordinary golf since the players’ championship was canceled.
No fans will attend to watch, and the PGA Tour is asking players to adhere to a health and safety plan that was launched last month.
After a long break due to the current coronavirus pandemic, it is impossible to predict the favorites heading to Colonial accurately. Still, the tournament will have one of the most challenging courses of the season so far, led by the current No. 1 of the world Rory McIlroy. Here’s a look at the best players to be on the field on Thursday.
Rory McIlroy (Official World Golf Ranking: 1)
Jon Rahm (OWGR: 2)
Brooks Koepka (OWGR: 3)
Justin Thomas (OWGR: 4)
Dustin Johnson (OWGR: 5)
Patrick Reed (OWGR: 7)
Webb Simpson (OWGR: 9)
Xander Schauffele (OWGR: 12)
Bryson DeChambeau (OWGR: 13)
Justin Rose (OWGR: 14)
Marc Leishman (OWGR: 15)
Tony Finau (OWGR: 16)
Matt Kuchar (OWGR: 17)
Louis Oosthuizen (OWGR: 19)
Shane Lowry (OWGR: 20)
Only five players ranked in the top 20 are missing: Woods, Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Tommy Fleetwood, and Gary Woodland.
Also on the field at Colonial: Phil Mickelson, Jason Day, Sergio Garcia, Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Matthew Wolff, and Collin Morikawa.
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