|1. Rory McIlroy|
Note: The clear favorite after dominating the British Open three weeks ago and winning again last week, McIlroy couldn't be playing much better heading into the season's last major.
|2. Adam Scott|
Note: Master's champ from last year is in his prime right now with 11 top-15 finishes in his last 12 majors.
|3. Justin Rose|
Note: Playing beautifully the last couple months with two wins; T3 two years ago at PGA Championship.
|4. Sergio Garcia|
Note: Trending strong with runner-ups at his last two events (British Open, WGC-Bridgestone) and primed to secure his maiden major.
|5. Henrik Stenson|
Note: Third place at last years PGA Championship and more than capable of competing at Valhalla this week.
|6. Matt Kuchar|
Note: Kuchar is a top-10 machine and has won many big tournaments but still seeks a major.
|7. Rickie Fowler|
Note: With top-5s at each of first three majors, Fowler is bound to break through for his first major soon.
|8. Keegan Bradley|
Note: Top-5 at WGC-Bridgestone and top-3 in two of his last three PGA Championship starts.
|9. Martin Kaymer|
Note: 2010 PGA champion is having a great year after winning The Players and the U.S. Open.
|10. Jim Furyk|
Note: Red hot recently with close calls at the British Open and RBC Heritage a week later. Runner-up to Jason Dufner at the PGA last year.
|11. Phil Mickelson|
Note: Closed with an 8-under 62 at last week's WGC-Bridgestone but has yet to earn a top-10 this season.
|12. Tiger Woods|
Note: Withdrew last Sunday due to back issues so if he plays and makes it through the week healthy he'll have to really turn his game around quickly.
|13. Bubba Watson|
Note: Very spotty results at the PGA Championship but did nearly win this championship in 2010 and if he can hit fairways he could easily be in the mix on Sunday.
|14. Graeme McDowell|
Note: Top-15 in his past two PGA Championships and coming off a solid top-10 at last week's WGC-Bridgestone.
|15. Charl Schwartzel|
Note: Top-10s recently at both the British Open and WGC-Bridgestone have the South-African trending well going into the PGA Championship.
|16. Lee Westwood|
Note: Westwood has just two career top-10s at the PGA Championship and has missed the cut at the previous two majors so age appears to be catching up to the 41-year-old.
|17. Jordan Spieth|
Note: The 20-year old has enjoyed a fantastic season with seven top-10s and a slew of other great finishes so he'll be a player to watch at Valhalla.
|18. Jason Day|
Note: Tied for eighth at last year's PGA Championship but recently has struggled with thumb and wrist injuries where he withdrew last week.
|19. Hunter Mahan|
Note: Has never been inside the top 15 at the PGA Championship but was in two Sunday final pairings last year and has plenty of talent.
|20. Zach Johnson|
Note: Three top-10s at the PGA the last five years and could surprise if his driving is solid this week.
|21. Jason Dufner|
Note: Dufner has a strong history at the PGA Championship and defends his title this week but has struggled to find his form since May so he's a bit of a wildcard this year.
|22. Luke Donald|
Note: Two top-10s and two missed cuts his last seven starts at the PGA and has been below average this season.
|23. Brandt Snedeker|
Note: Has strangely disappeared after strong campaigns the last two years but recently has two top-25 finishes.
|24. Ernie Els|
Note: Ernie has struggled at the PGA since his last top-10 in 2009 but the veteran can never be counted out at majors where birdies are hard to come by.
|25. Webb Simpson|
Note: A bit under the radar but has four top-3 finishes this wraparound season including a win at the Shriners last October.
|26. Ian Poulter|
Note: Contended and tied for third two years ago at the PGA but hasn't been on many leaderboard recently.
|27. Steve Stricker|
Note: Missed the Open Championship last month for a second straight year but this time around less hasn't meant more for the veteran playing a limited schedule.
|28. Bill Haas|
Note: Haas drives the ball very well but has been mediocre in majors in his career.
|29. Nick Watney|
Note: Played well last week at the Barracuda Championship in a stableford format but has struggled with swing changes this season.
|30. Jonas Blixt|
Note: Was in second-to-last group on Sunday at last year's PGA and played admirably only to follow it up with a runner-up at the Masters this year.
|31. Ryan Moore|
Note: Moore has quietly found his form lately with top-15s in his last four starts so he appears primed to finally put himself into contention at a major.
|32. Richard Sterne|
Note: Has never made a cut at the PGA but is 71st in the OWGR.
|33. Angel Cabrera|
Note: Won The Greenbrier a few weeks back but tends to run hot and cold so he'll again be a wildcard this week.
|34. Matteo Manassero|
Note: The young talent is capable of playing well but has yet to show his game for four rounds in a major.
|35. Branden Grace|
Note: Missed the cut in his first two PGA Championship starts but was T36 at last months British Open.
|36. Hideki Matsuyama|
Note: Matsuyama won the Memorial this year over Kevin Na and already has two major top-10s in his young career so he could surprise with his steady game.
|37. Harris English|
Note: Another young player with gobs of talent, English has the tools to win if he can put himself in contention.
|38. Patrick Reed|
Note: Backdoored a top-5 last week and has three wins in the last year and has plenty of confidence to contend in a major.
|39. Marc Leishman|
Note: Leishman is trending very well and has stepped up his game in big events so he'll be a sleeper this week with plenty of upside to contend.
|40. Billy Horschel|
Note: Was T4 at the U.S. Open last year in a breakout rookie season but has played just twice since the U.S. Open this year so he may be a bit rusty.
|41. Francesco Molinari|
Note: Has consistently made the cut his first five tries at the PGA and just three weeks ago tied for 15th at the British Open.
|42. George Coetzee|
Note: Missed the cut in his first two PGA Championship starts but was 18th at last months British Open.
|43. Thorbjorn Olesen|
Note: The young Dane made a name for himself with a top-10 at last year's Masters.
|44. David Toms|
Note: Toms has a sneaky good PGA Championship record with top-10s in two of the last three years so don't be surprised if the veteran shows up at Valhalla.
|45. Thomas Bjorn|
Note: The steady veteran continues to surprise at majors given his age but has done little at the PGA since 2005.
|46. Padraig Harrington|
Note: Will tentatively join Phil & Tiger the first two days but has done little in regards to top finishes since his major run in 2007 & 2008.
|47. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano|
Note: Has struggled to make cuts at majors this year but was T4 at the RBC Canadian two weeks ago.
|48. Miguel Angel Jimenez|
Note: The Mechanic contended for the Masters this year and went on a hot streak afterward but missed the other two major cuts so things will no doubt be interesting for the man who exemplifies the word.
|49. Stewart Cink|
Note: Cink has made plenty of cuts this season but has yet to notch a top-10.
|50. Charley Hoffman|
Note: Hoffman has five top-10s this season and has earned himself a spot in this weeks major but has never been inside the top-25 at a major.
|51. Tim Clark|
Note: Fresh off a win at the RBC Canadian Open, Clark is in good form but may struggle with the longer Valhalla course.
|52. K.J. Choi|
Note: Choi has made the cut the last five years at the PGA but hasn't seriously contended since 2006.
|53. Brendon Todd|
Note: Has been lights out since winning the HP Byron Nelson but still a bit new to major championships.
|54. Ryan Palmer|
|55. Kevin Streelman|
Note: Won the Travelers with seven straight birdies to finish and was T12 at last year's PGA.
|56. Scott Stallings|
|57. Jamie Donaldson|
Note: The European Tour mainstay was runner-up at Doral earlier this year and was T7 two years ago at the PGA.
|58. J. B. Holmes|
Note: Won at Quail Hollow this year and playing in his home state this week.
|59. John Senden|
Note: Plays a solid tee-to-green game but his biggest challenge will be the tough putting surfaces of Valhalla.
|60. Edoardo Molinari|
Note: Played admirably to post a top-10 at the British Open last month and will look to build on his best major finish at the seasons final major.
|61. Freddie Jacobson|
|62. Victor Dubuisson|
Note: The young Frenchman was runner-up at the WGC-Matchplay and has plenty of upside to contend.
|63. Graham Delaet|
Note: The Canadian has missed four cuts in five major starts but is playing solidly lately and is talented enough to put his name on a major leaderboard at some point.
|64. Vijay Singh|
Note: At 51 Vijay is all but over the hill and hasn't truly contended in a major since 2006.
|65. Gary Woodland|
Note: Woodland is plenty long and has started to post some decent major finishes but don't expect him to be in the mix Sunday.
|66. Jimmy Walker|
Note: The FedEx cup leader is enjoying and blistering hot season so expect solid play.
|67. Louis Oosthuizen|
Note: Oosthuizen has struggled to find his game recently but he is a major champion who could turn it around quickly.
|68. Thongchai Jaidee|
|69. Rafael Cabrera-Bello|
Note: Cabrera-Bello won the 2012 Omega Dubai Desert Classic in a star-studded field but has yet to translate his game into major results.
|70. Boo Weekley|
Note: Weekley has just one top-10 finish this season and has battled a balky putter.
|71. Shane Lowry|
Note: Lowry tied for ninth last month at the British Open but has yet to post inside the top-50 in an American major.
|72. Kiradech Aphibarnrat|
Note: Aphibarnrat's only made cut in a major came last season with a T25 at the PGA so we'll see if he can make it cut number two this week.
|73. Joost Luiten|
Note: Won twice on the European Tour last year and has his sights set on breaking the top-20 at a major for the first time.
|74. Seung-Yul Noh|
Note: Won the Zurich Classic this year but has fallen off the radar since.
|75. Brooks Koepka|
Note: Tied for fourth at the U.S. Open this year and has the talent to shine if he can put himself in the mix.
|76. Mikko Ilonen|
Note: Won the Irish Open earlier this year but has yet to contend at a major.
|77. Paul Casey|
|78. Y.E. Yang|
Note: Won the PGA back in 2009 but has done little at the tournament since.
|79. Roberto Castro|
Note: Tied for 12th at the PGA last year but 2014 has been a tough year from a results standpoint.
|80. Scott Piercy|
Note: Was top-5 at the PGA just a year ago and comes in again this year in decent form with a T25 at the recent RBC Canadian Open.
|81. Stephen Gallacher|
|82. Matt Every|
Note: Earned his maiden victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational but has yet to contend in a major.
|83. Kevin Chappell|
|84. Brendon de Jonge|
Note: The Zimbabwe native has surprisingly been solid at the PGA with four made cuts and his best finish a T26 in 2011.
|85. Davis Love III|
Note: Love has played reasonably well in the last few months and still can hit a long drive but at 50 his chances are slim.
|86. Kevin Na|
|87. Ryo Ishikawa|
Note: Has made his last two cuts at the PGA and at 22 has plenty of majors ahead of him.
|88. Bernd Wiesberger|
|89. Darren Clarke|
|90. David Hearn|
|91. Rory Sabbatini|
Note: The South African has only contended once in a major (2007 Masters) and has a less than ideal record at the PGA.
|92. Brendan Steele|
Note: Was T19 in the 2011 PGA but hasn't made a cut in a major since then.
|93. Chris Kirk|
|94. Jason Kokrak|
|95. Erik Compton|
Note: The heart transplant recipient tied for second at the U.S. Open but has lost his form since.
|96. Pablo Larrazabal|
|97. Charles Howell III|
Note: Despite his many top-10s in other events, Howell has been absent from major leaderboards his entire career.
|98. Chris Stroud|
|99. Matt Jones|
Note: Won the Shell Houston before the Masters this year but has been mediocre since.
|100. Pat Perez|
|101. Scott Brown|
|102. Marc Warren|
|103. Ben Martin|
Note: Tied for 26th at the British Open last month and has contended a couple times this season but may have a tough time putting together four solid rounds.
|104. Kevin Stadler|
|105. Danny Willett|
|106. Jason Bohn|
|107. Kenny Perry|
Note: No one in the field has logged more rounds at Valhalla than Perry and he'll be a hometown favorite at 54 years of age. Lost the playoff in the 1996 PGA at Valhalla.
|108. Steven Bowditch|
|109. Jerry Kelly|
Note: Took Dustin Johnson's spot in the tournament after his leave of absence was announced so Kelly will look to make the most of it.
|110. Lahiri Anirban|
|111. Alexander Levy|
|112. Will Mackenzie|
|113. Chris Wood|
Note: Outside of two top-5s at the British Open Wood has failed to place well in majors and is not likely to resurface anytime soon.
|114. George McNeill|
|115. Colin Montgomerie|
Note: The outspoken Scot is a legend in Europe but will likely not add to that legend this week.
|116. Brian Harman|
Note: Won the John Deere Classic a few weeks back and followed it up with a T26 at the British Open.
|117. Koumei Oda|
|118. Brian Stuard|
|119. Daniel Summerhays|
|120. Hideto Tanihara|
Note: The Japanese sensation stormed onto the scene with a top-5 at the 2006 British Open but hasn't played in a major since 2008.
|121. Cameron Tringale|
|122. Fabrizio Zanotti|
|123. Ben Crane|
Note: Won the FedEx St. Jude in peek-a-boo fashion but has fallen back to mediocrity in recent weeks.
|124. Tommy Fleetwood|
|125. Chesson Hadley|
|126. Russell Henley|
Note: Henley won a 4-man playoff at the Honda Classic this year and will look to make his first cut at the PGA this week.
|127. Robert Karlsson|
Note: The Swede tied for fourth at the 2011 PGA and was T12 at the British Open last month so he appears to be in good form.
|128. Hyung-Sung Kim|
Note: The South Korean will look to make his first cut at this week's PGA Championship.
|129. Ross Fisher|
|130. Shaun Micheel|
Note: Former PGA champion is in the field but more a pretender than a contender this week.
|131. Russell Knox|
|132. John Daly|
Note: The two-time major champ is still a fan favorite despite his poor results the past decade.
|133. Tom Watson|
Note: The Ryder Cup captain will play alongside Sergio Garcia and Steve Stricker but will likely not be able to keep up with the length of Valhalla.
|134. Mark Brooks|
Note: The 1996 PGA champion at Valhalla, Brooks returns to the memories of his one and only major championship this week.
|135. Rich Beem|
Note: The one-hit wonder who took down Tiger in the 2002 PGA returns to the tournament that changed his life.
|136. Johan Kok (CP)|
|137. Aaron Krueger (CP)|
|138. Steve Schneiter (CP)|
|139. Jerry Smith (CP)|
|140. Bob Sowards (CP)|
|141. Eric Williamson (CP)|
|142. Jamie Broce (CP)|
|143. Rob Corcoran (CP)|
|144. Stuart Deane (CP)|
|145. Frank Esposito (CP)|
|146. Ryan Helminen (CP)|
|147. David Hronek (CP)|
|148. Michael Block (CP)|
|149. David McNabb (CP)|
|150. Jim McGovern (CP)|
|151. Brian Norman (CP)|
|152. Rod Perry (CP)|
|153. Matt Pesta (CP)|
|154. David Tentis (CP)|
|155. Dustin Volk (CP)|