| 1. Jordan Spieth |
Note: One stroke away from a chance at the grand slam, Spieth is at the height of his game.
| 2. Rory McIlroy |
Note: Will give it a go after missing nearly two months due to an ankle injury. A front-runner despite the lack of recent play.
| 3. Dustin Johnson |
Note: Looking to overcome his major disappointments to win his first major. Nearly won in 2010 PGA at Whistling Straits and great course fit.
| 4. Jason Day |
Note: Trending Aussie earned fourth career win last month at the RBC Canadian Open and owns top-10s the last two major championships.
| 5. Bubba Watson |
Note: Lost in playoff at 2010 PGA Championship to Martin Kaymer. Playing well this year and great chance for third major.
| 6. Justin Rose |
Note: In great form and among the elite players in the field, Rose has five top-10s in majors the last four years including his 2013 U.S. Open win.
| 7. Rickie Fowler |
Note: Won 2015 Players and Scottish Open; in great form after nearly winning again at the Quicken Loans Invitational two weeks ago.
| 8. Adam Scott |
Note: Elite Aussie talent will have last opportunity to win a major with the long putter; top-15s at last four PGA Championships.
| 9. Henrik Stenson |
Note: Swede finished third in last two PGA Championships, but has yet to claim a major; enters in mediocre form.
| 10. Louis Oosthuizen |
Note: One-time major champ nearly won 2015 U.S. Open and Open Championships the last two months.
| 11. Jim Furyk |
Note: Yet again blew a 54-hole lead at last week's WGC-Bridgestone, but an experienced grinder who has top-5s in last two PGA Championships.
| 12. Sergio Garcia |
Note: Elite ballstriker missed both cuts at Whistling Staits, but playing well again with three top-20 in majors this year. Still seeking first major.
| 13. Zach Johnson |
Note: Coming off a huge win at St. Andrews last month, Johnson is not long but has a great history at Whistling Straits and is primed to do well again.
| 14. Martin Kaymer |
Note: Defending champ at Whistling Straits, the two-time major champ comes in underrated but enters on a recent T12 at the Open last month.
| 15. Brooks Koepka |
Note: Crazy long hitter with plenty of game to back it up, Koepka has made his last six major cuts including two top-10 efforts.
| 16. Hideki Matsuyama |
Note: Strong tee-to-green player who fits the course well already has three major top-10s at the age of 23.
| 17. Phil Mickelson |
Note: Lefty nearly won the PGA last year, ceding late to Rory McIlroy, but is now 45 years old and running out of time to win majors.
| 18. Tiger Woods |
Note: Playing better recently, but has missed last two cuts at majors by a wide margin.
| 19. Matt Kuchar |
Note: Was 36-hole leader at Whistling Straits back in 2010. Only thing left to win is a major for the ultra consistent Kuchar.
| 20. Shane Lowry |
Note: Irishman has notched two top-10s in majors the past year but has also missed two cuts.
| 21. Patrick Reed |
Note: Youngster has four PGA Tour wins the past two years, his biggest the WGC-Cadillac in 2014. Best major finish is T14 at this year's U.S. Open.
| 22. Brandt Snedeker |
Note: Nice run of golf prior to missing the cut at the Open Championship, Snedeker still seeking first major.
| 23. Paul Casey |
Note: Trending Englishman has yet to win in a revival year but has multiple runner-ups and high-profile finishes this season. Tied for 12th at 2010 PGA.
| 24. Charl Schwartzel |
Note: Under the radar ballstriker who has just one win on PGA Tour but 13 top-25s in majors since 2010.
| 25. Jimmy Walker |
Note: Breakout player in 2014 and has continued great play this season. Missed cut in 2010 PGA but would be surprised if he did again.
| 26. Branden Grace |
Note: One mulligan away from a potential U.S. Open win, Grace is playing well in big events this season and may be a sleeper at Whistling Straits.
| 27. Keegan Bradley |
Note: 2011 PGA champion is a great driver of the ball and owns three top-20s at the PGA Championship in four starts.
| 28. Billy Horschel |
Note: Reigning FedEx Cup champ is playing solid but not up to expectation this season. Good bet to make the cut but not among the contenders.
| 29. Danny Lee |
Note: Won The Greenbrier a few weeks back and entering his first PGA Championship in great form.
| 30. Robert Streb |
Note: Lost The Greenbrier in playoff after putting with wedge on back nine; Has made last two cuts in majors including T18 at Open last month.
| 31. Danny Willett |
Note: Top-10 at the Open Championship and good showing at WGC events this year. Solid sleeper candidate.
| 32. J.B. Holmes |
Note: Very long and posted a top-25 in the 2010 PGA, Holmes is capable of contending but battles consistency at times.
| 33. Kevin Kisner |
Note: Hottest player on tour in the late spring, early summer, Kisner is determined to make a major splash in his breakout year.
| 34. Marc Leishman |
Note: Lost in playoff at St. Andrews after 64-66 on weekend; in solid form since rebounding from his wife's illness in April.
| 35. Justin Thomas |
Note: Trending young gun is long and converts plenty of birdies. Playing in first PGA Championship.
| 36. Luke Donald |
Note: Former World No. 1 struggled early this year but has three top-15 finishes since April.
| 37. Jason Dufner |
Note: Classic ballstriker who's coming around after rough start in 2015. Tied for fifth at 2010 PGA Championship.
| 38. Bill Haas |
Note: Six-time PGA Tour winner has yet to post a major top-10 finish in 24 career starts.
| 39. David Lingmerth |
Note: Won the Memorial Tournament over Justin Rose in May, and has shown great form since. Solid iron player with surprising length off the tee.
| 40. Graeme McDowell |
Note: Accurate hitter but comes enters with lackluster form this season; missed cuts at 2004 & 2010 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits.
| 41. Ryan Moore |
Note: Enters with average form and a weak history at the PGA, Moore is likely one to avoid at Whistling Straits.
| 42. Lee Westwood |
Note: 42-year-old appears limited in chances to capture first major. Missed cut at Whistling in 2004, did not play in 2010.
| 43. Hunter Mahan |
Note: Strong driver of the ball and owns two WGC wins but still seeking his first major; in average form this season.
| 44. Francesco Molinari |
Note: Caught a hot streak in nearly winning twice in late May/early June, Francesco has made six straight cuts at the PGA Championship.
| 45. Ryan Palmer |
Note: Excellent ballstriker will need to exercise patience to have a chance at the blustery Whistling Straits; tied for fifth at last year's PGA Championship.
| 46. Ian Poulter |
Note: Known for his Ryder Cup grittiness, Poulter is good enough to make the cut but he's only won twice on the PGA Tour in his 19 year career.
| 47. Webb Simpson |
Note: Four-time PGA Tour winner has been only average in majors since his 2012 U.S. Open triumph.
| 48. Steven Bowditch |
Note: Two-time PGA winner has made 2-of-4 career major cuts, his best a T26 at the 2014 Masters.
| 49. Kevin Chappell |
Note: Tied for 13th at last year's PGA and played three nice rounds at Quicken Loans National two weeks ago before falling apart Sunday.
| 50. Victor Dubuisson |
Note: Frenchman tied for seventh in his first PGA Championship in 2014. Elite short game.
| 51. Tony Finau |
Note: Bomber with 14 top-25s this season including a T14 at this year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.
| 52. Russell Henley |
Note: Pair of top-25s at majors this season, Henly will look to post his first major top-10 this week.
| 53. Charley Hoffman |
Note: Three-time PGA Tour winner contended at the 2015 Masters but has missed cuts the last two majors.
| 54. Kevin Na |
Note: Solid tour player but has just one top-10 in majors.
| 55. Scott Piercy |
Note: Recent winner at the Barbasol Championship opposite the Open Championship, Piercy is in good form and took T5 at the PGA in 2013.
| 56. Steve Stricker |
Note: Wisconsin native will have plenty of fanfare at Whistling Straits but playing limited schedule last few years. Top-20s in last five PGA Championships.
| 57. Brendon Todd |
Note: Straight driver with great putting; tied for 12th at Open Championship last month and has one career PGA Tour win.
| 58. Nick Watney |
Note: 54-hole leader in 2010 PGA Championship but shot 81 Sunday to tie for 18th. In mediocre form.
| 59. Bernd Wiesberger |
Note: In final pairing with Rory at 2014 PGA Championship, but struggled Sunday. Won 2015 Alstom Open de France in July.
| 60. Gary Woodland |
Note: Long hitter but has yet to post a top-10 at a major in 18 attempts.
| 61. Jason Bohn |
Note: Elite iron player is playing in his first major this season but enters with three straight top-15 finishes.
| 62. Jamie Donaldson |
Note: The 39-year-old late bloomer clinched the Ryder Cup last season for Europe. Only major top-10 came at 2012 PGA Championship.
| 63. Harris English |
Note: Georgia Bulldog nearly won at Torrey Pines earlier this season; best major finish a T15 at the 2013 Open.
| 64. Padraig Harrington |
Note: Three-time major champion won the Honda Classic this year but has otherwise been inconsistent.
| 65. Byeong-Hun An |
Note: Won the flagship BMW PGA event in May by six strokes but missed last two major cuts.
| 66. Kiradech Aphibarnrat |
Note: Thailand native just won the Saltire Energy Paul Lawrie Matchplay last week on the European Tour.
| 67. SangMoon Bae |
Note: Two-time PGA Tour winner has struggled in majors with zero top-25s in 11 starts.
| 68. Rafa Cabrera-Bello |
Note: A hot player on the Euro Tour since late May, Cabrera-Bello will look to post his first top-20 in a major this week.
| 69. Ernie Els |
Note: Timeless South African has four major wins but never a PGA Championship. Good history at Whistling Straits with top-20s in both trips there.
| 70. Tommy Fleetwood |
Note: European Tour youngster who fancies links courses; tied for 27th at this year's U.S. Open.
| 71. David Hearn |
Note: The Canadian nearly won his National Open a few weeks back but ran out of gas down the stretch. Little major experience.
| 72. Russell Knox |
Note: Limited major experience but very straight off the tee and among the tops on tour in par-4 scoring average.
| 73. Joost Luiten |
Note: European Tour staple who is ranked mid-50s in the world rankings, but has just one top-25 in a major.
| 74. Ben Martin |
Note: Won 2014 Shriners Open in late 2014 and has made his last two cuts at majors, but has yet to contend seriously.
| 75. Geoff Ogilvy |
Note: Major champion and eight-time PGA Tour winner had top-15s at the PGA in 2005,2006,2007, and 2012.
| 76. Brendan Steele |
Note: Won 2011 Valero Texas Open; has made two of last four PGA Championship cuts, including a T19 in 2011.
| 77. Shawn Stefani |
Note: Houston native has yet to contend in a major. Lost in playoff to Justin Rose in 2014 Quicken Loans National.
| 78. Andy Sullivan |
Note: Tied for 30th at Open Championship last month; won 2015 South African Open and Joburg Open earlier this season.
| 79. Marc Warren |
Note: Top-15s at last two PGA Championships and made cuts at 2015 U.S. Open and Open Championship.
| 80. Boo Weekley |
Note: Solid ballstriker missed cut in 2010 PGA at Whistling Straits, but solid pedigree otherwise at PGA Championship.
| 81. Daniel Berger |
Note: PGA Tour rookie has excelled in first year on tour with five top-10 but enters in poor form with little major experience.
| 82. Brendon de Jonge |
Note: Zimbabwe native has made 5-of-5 cuts at the PGA Championship, his best finish a T26 in 2011.
| 83. Emiliano Grillo |
Note: Argentinian lost in a playoff at the 2015 Puerto Rico Open and also held first round lead at the recent RBC Canadian Open. Playing in first major.
| 84. James Hahn |
Note: Broke through for maiden win at 2015 Northern Trust Open. Has missed cuts in all three career major starts.
| 85. Brian Harman |
Note: 2014 John Deere Classic champion made the cut at last year's PGA but has missed all major cuts this season.
| 86. Tyrrell Hatton |
Note: 23-year-old is playing in his first career PGA Championship.
| 87. Morgan Hoffmann |
Note: Put together solid runs of golf in April and June, but entering on two missed cuts his last two events. Best major finish a T27 at the 2015 U.S. Open.
| 88. Charles Howell III |
Note: Career underachiever has plenty of game but has just one career top-10 in a major. Made cut in 2004, 2010 PGA Championships and in decent form.
| 89. David Howell |
Note: English prodigy from the early 1990s is now 40 and has just one major top-10 to his name. Playing PGA Championship for first time since 2007.
| 90. Anirban Lahiri |
Note: Indian has made two of three cuts in majors this season, his best a T30 at last month's Open Championship.
| 91. Alexander Levy |
Note: Frenchman tied for 30th at last year's PGA and finished T27 at this year's U.S. Open.
| 92. Troy Merritt |
Note: Recent winner at the Quicken Loans National, Merritt is striking it well but is playing in his maiden major championship.
| 93. Pat Perez |
Note: Owns just one PGA Tour win and one top-10 in a major, both occuring more than five years ago.
| 94. Richard Ramsay |
Note: Won 2015 Hassan II Golf Trophy and owns seven top-15s on the European Tour this season.
| 95. Rory Sabbatini |
Note: Five top-30s his last seven events on PGA Tour but poor history in majors with zero made cuts since 2012.
| 96. John Senden |
Note: Veteran broke through for second PGA Tour win at 2014 Valspar Championship; owns three top-10s at majors since 2002.
| 97. Cameron Smith |
Note: Tied for 4th at 2015 U.S. Open to earn him special temporary membership on PGA Tour.
| 98. Cameron Tringale |
Note: Contended at 2015 Zurich Classic. Good ballstriker at times, but best major finish is T38 at this year's Masters.
| 99. Camilo Villegas |
Note: Surprise 2014 Wyndham champion has struggled mightily in majors since his last top-10 which ironically was at the 2010 PGA.
| 100. Soren Kjeldsen |
Note: Was top-10 at the 2009 PGA but has only played in two majors since 2010, missing the cut in both starts.
| 101. Thomas Bjorn |
Note: Veteran Dane did not play the past two PGAs at Whistling Straits and has zero top-10s on any tour this season.
| 102. Tim Clark |
Note: Recently returned from nagging elbow injury that held him out since January, but has missed 3-of-4 cuts since.
| 103. George Coetzee |
Note: Won 2015 Tshwane Open and AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open; best major finish is 15th at the 2011 Open.
| 104. Sean O'Hair |
Note: Slipped in field after Graham DeLaet withdrawal; has two major top-10s but weak record at the PGA Championship.
| 105. Ross Fisher |
Note: Has struggled in majors since breakthrough year in 2009, Fisher is a wildcard this week.
| 106. Chesson Hadley |
Note: Won 2014 Puerto Rico Open; two career major starts ended in missed cuts.
| 107. Thongchai Jaidee |
Note: Thai veteran has never posted a major top-10 and has missed both cuts at the 2004 and 2010 PGA Championships.
| 108. Miguel Angel Jimenez |
Note: The 50-plus Spaniard has not make a cut since the 2014 Masters but is playing well on various tours this season.
| 109. Matt Jones |
Note: Aussie broke through for his first win at the 2014 Shell Houston Open and has made 3-of-5 major cuts since.
| 110. Pablo Larrazabal |
Note: Spaniard won the BMW International Open in June but has not made a major cut since 2012.
| 111. George McNeill |
Note: McNeill has made just two career major cuts in 11 tries.
| 112. Eddie Pepperell |
Note: Young Englishman took the 2015 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open and recently made the cut at the Open a month ago.
| 113. Vijay Singh |
Note: 2004 PGA champion triumphed in playoff at Whistling Straits; capable of making cut but likely won't contend in 2015 at 52 years old.
| 114. Kevin Streelman |
Note: Breakout 2013 season produced first win and led to another in 2014. Tied for 12th at Masters in April.
| 115. Chris Wood |
Note: 2008 & 2009 Open Championship top-5s, but little else in majors since then.
| 116. Y.E. Yang |
Note: 2009 PGA champion has missed nine of last 12 major cuts.
| 117. J.J. Henry |
Note: Won the Modified Stableford Barracuda Championship in a playoff last week to make the field.
| 118. Martin Laird |
Note: First altnerate made field since Shane Lowry (winner of WGC-Bridgestone) was already in. Best major finish a T20 at the 2011 Masters.
| 119. Matt Every |
Note: Back-to-back Arnold Palmer Invitational champ has done little outside of his two triumphs.
| 120. Stephen Gallacher |
Note: Two-time Dubai Desert Classic champ has not made a cut in any major this season. Best major finish a T15 at the 2014 Open.
| 121. James Morrison |
Note: European Tour member playing in first PGA Championship; tied for 20th at the Open last month.
| 122. David Toms |
Note: 2001 PGA champion did not play in 2014 but has made every cut at PGA Championship since 2003.
| 123. Marcel Siem |
Note: German won 2014 BMW Masters; best major finish at T12 at the 2014 U.S. Open.
| 124. Alex Cejka |
Note: Won 2015 Puerto Rico Open in 5-man playoff; has not played well in majors since the 2010 U.S. Open where he tied for eighth.
| 125. John Daly |
Note: Two-time major champ has one major top-20 the past 10 years.
| 126. Fabian Gomez |
Note: Surprise FedEx St. Jude Classic champ by four strokes, Gomez has missed for straight cuts since and finished near the bottom at WGC-Bridgestone last week.
| 127. Mikko Ilonen |
Note: Euro tied for seventh at last year's PGA but has done little else in majors since 2000.
| 128. Hiroshi Iwata |
Note: Two-time Japan Golf Tour winner is playing in his first PGA Championship. Has played three Open Championship but missed the cut each time.
| 129. Davis Love III |
Note: The 51-year-old won the 1997 PGA Championship but has only played in one major the past three seasons, missing the cut in each.
| 130. Colin Montgomerie |
Note: Links maven who is well past his prime but coming off a second place finish last week on the Champions Tour.
| 131. Koumei Oda |
Note: Seven-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour, but has made just two cuts in majors, both in 2014.
| 132. Nick Taylor |
Note: 27-year-old Canadian won Sanderson Farms Championship last fall and making first major start as a professional.
| 133. Darren Clarke |
Note: 2011 Open champion has done little since his triumph and his chances are dwindling at 46 years of age.
| 134. Brian Cairns |
Note: Club Professional from Walled Lake, Mich.
| 135. Sean Dougherty |
Note: Club Professional from Leawood, Kan.
| 136. Ryan Helminen |
Note: Appleton, WI native will get some extra support playing in his home state as a club professional.
| 137. Jeff Olson |
Note: Club Professional from Delaware, Ohio
| 138. Ben Polland |
Note: Club Professional from Bloomington, Min.
| 139. Omar Uresti |
Note: Club Professional from Austin, Texas. Former PGA Tour pro.
| 140. Shaun Micheel |
Note: Surprise 2003 PGA winner also took second at this event in 2006 but is not considered a contender.
| 141. Matt Dobyns |
Note: Club Professional from Lake Success, N.Y.
| 142. Charles Frost |
Note: Club Professional from Kiawah Island, S.C.
| 143. Brian Gaffney |
Note: Club Professional from Scarsdale, N.Y.
| 144. Brett Jones |
Note: Club Professional from Basking Ridge, N.J.
| 145. Ryan Kennedy |
Note: Club Professional from Ventura, Calif.
| 146. Johan Kok |
Note: Club Professional from Brentwood, Ten.
| 147. Alan Morin |
Note: Club Professional from Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
| 148. Austin Peters |
Note: Club Professional from Reinbeck, Iowa
| 149. Adam Rainaud |
Note: Club Professional from South Hadley, Mass.
| 150. Brent Snyder |
Note: Club Professional from Hudson, Wisc.
| 151. Bob Sowards |
Note: Club Professional from Dublin, Ohio
| 152. Grant Sturgeon |
Note: Club Professional from Port Chester, N.Y.
| 153. Dan Venezio |
Note: Club Professional from South Hamilton, Mass.
| 154. Steven Young |
Note: Club Professional from Midland, Texas
| 155. Rich Beem |
Note: 2002 PGA champion has done little since his famous win over Tiger Woods at Hazeltine.
| 156. Mark Brooks |
Note: 1996 PGA champion has not made a major cut since 2002.