Record 42 starters set for US PGA Tournament of Champions


World #1 Dustin Johnson of the US will tee it up in Hawaii later this week. Represent: Getty Photos

Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Bryson DeChambeau to headline the yr’s first tournament in Hawaii.

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson, third-ranked defending champion Justin Thomas and US Initiate winner Bryson DeChambeau will lead a chronicle 42 starters when the US PGA Tournament of Champions tees off Thursday.

The worn first tour tournament of a calendar yr at Kapalua, Hawaii, opened its field to avid gamers who reached final season’s Tour Championship besides tournament winners after a season disrupted by a two-month Covid-19 layoff.

PGA Player of the 365 days Johnson captured his 2d major title in November on the Masters after winning the Tour Championship in September. The 36-yr-extinct American additionally won the Hawaii champions tournament in 2013 and 2018.

Thomas won the WGC St Jude Invitational besides the Tournament of Champions final yr whereas fifth-ranked US compatriot DeChambeau won in Detroit final July sooner than taking his first major crown at Winged Foot.

Fourth-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Eire and Britain’s 10th-ranked Tyrrell Hatton are skipping the Hawaii tournament after qualifying, whereas American Jim Herman, ranked 96th, announced he’s going to not play after contracting Covid-19.

“Some dreadful recordsdata to total the yr – I’ve had CV19 for the final couple of days and attributable to this truth is potentially not playing Kapalua,” Herman tweeted.

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