November 18, 2019

The best field in golf

The Hero World Challenge isn’t your average PGA TOUR event. In fact, it’s far from it. Not only in location, but field, experience and so much more. The Hero World Challenge features the top ranked golfers and one of the smallest fields. At only 18 players, it truly is a compilation of the best players in the world.

A lot of golf tournaments claim to have the best field. But there can only be one best and it’s the Hero World Challenge. Each year, the 18-player field is elite. Players need to be ranked in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking to qualify for the December tournament, making the star power in the field a marvel of the PGA TOUR.

The 2019 field is no different than past years, with major champions, past tournament winners and accolades too great to count. With 12 members of the 2019 United States Presidents Cup team playing in this years World Challenge, the field strength and star power is second to none. The current list of participants for the 2019 Hero World Challenge include:

Name (Official World Golf Ranking as of 8/26/19 commitment deadline), Country
Dustin Johnson (3), USA
Justin Rose (4), England
Justin Thomas (5), USA
Jon Rahm (6), Spain
Patrick Cantlay (7), USA
Tiger Woods (8), USA – Tournament Host
Xander Schauffele (9), USA
Bryson DeChambeau (10), USA
Tony Finau (12), USA
Webb Simpson (14), USA
Patrick Reed (16), USA
Gary Woodland (17), USA
Rickie Fowler (19), USA
Matt Kuchar (20), USA
Bubba Watson (25), USA
Kevin Kisner (27), USA
Henrik Stenson (31), Sweden – exemption
Jordan Spieth (33), USA – exemption


The elite field competing in the Hero World Challenge will once again play the Ernie Els-designed links style championship course at Albany, Bahamas. The course provides a great track for golf’s biggest stars to attack for four rounds. With birdies to be had, the action is high at all times, making for a great viewing experience.