Thomas, Spieth, Johnson headline field at Hero World Challenge

The majority of the field is set for the 2017 Hero World Challenge, which will be held Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at Albany, Bahamas. The invitation-only PGA TOUR event will once again feature the world’s top-ranked golfers competing for a $3.5 million prize purse.

Dustin Johnson, who has held the No. 1 position in the Official World Golf Ranking since winning the Genesis Open in February, headlines a field that also includes three of 2017’s major championship winners – U.S. Open winner Brooks Koepka, The Open Championship winner Jordan Spieth and PGA Championship winner Justin Thomas, who also won the PGA TOUR’s 2017 FedExCup title following the conclusion of the TOUR Championship on Sept. 24.

World No. 3 Hideki Matsuyama will aim to defend his title against a field that features 16 of the top 24 players in the world. Tickets, pro-am and tournament information are available at HeroWorldChallenge.com.

“We’re looking forward to a special week at Albany for this year’s Hero World Challenge” said Mike Antolini, Vice President of Championships for TGR Live. “This year’s field is, arguably, our strongest ever and we have an exciting week of golf and evening events planned.”

2017 Hero World Challenge field:
Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 9/25/17), Country

Dustin Johnson (1), USA
Jordan Spieth (2), USA
Hideki Matsuyama (3), Japan
Justin Thomas (4), USA
Jason Day (7), Australia
Rickie Fowler (8), USA
Brooks Koepka (11), USA
Matt Kuchar (12), USA
Justin Rose (13), England
Alex Noren (14), Sweden
Marc Leishman (16), Australia
Tommy Fleetwood (17), England
Francesco Molinari (18), Italy
Patrick Reed (20), USA
Charley Hoffman (23), USA
Kevin Kisner (24), USA
Special Exemption (TBA)
Special Exemption (TBA)

The Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, annually invites its defending champion, the year’s current major winners, and top ranked golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking to Albany, Bahamas. Two special exemptions will be announced at a later date to fill the exclusive 18 player field.

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