June 19, 2017

Rising stars and TOUR favorites highlight the 2017 field

Championship golf will be on full display at the 2017 Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac. Highlighting the early commitments to the 2017 Quicken Loans National are nearly half of the top-30 players in this year’s FedExCup Playoff standings and 14 of the 27 winners on TOUR this season.

Before the full field is announced, get to know some of the pros who will tee it up in the 2017 Quicken Loans National. All statistics as of June 19, 2017.

Rickie Fowler

  • Quicken Loans golf ambassador and four-time PGA TOUR winner who is the highest-ranked player in the 2017 Quicken Loans National field — No. 9 in the world.
  • 2015 PLAYERS Championship winner secured his latest victory at the Honda Classic in February. Ranked No. 8 in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings. Has featured prominently for the U.S. team in three Ryder Cups and the 2015 Presidents Cup.

Justin Thomas

  • Ranked No. 3 in FedExCup standings and No. 12 in the world, Thomas is in his third full season on the PGA TOUR.
  • One of two three-time winners in the current PGA TOUR season. Won his second consecutive CIMB Classic before winning back-to-back weeks at January’s SBS Tournament of Champions and Sony Open in Hawaii.
  • Third-round 63 at the U.S. Open set the record for the lowest score relative to par in the event’s history.

Bill Haas

  • Six-time PGA TOUR winner, 2013 tournament champion and 2011 FedExCup champion. Ranked No. 24 in the FedExCup standings and No. 39 in the world.
  • Played on the past three U.S. Presidents Cup teams, clinching the winning point in the Americans’ 15 1/2-14 1/2 victory over the International team in 2015 under his father and team captain, Jay Haas.

Billy Horschel

  • Four-time PGA TOUR winner became the youngest FedExCup champion in 2014. Recorded his most recent PGA TOUR title by beating Jason Day in a playoff at the AT&T Byron Nelson.
  • Ranked No. 16 in the FedExCup standings and No. 47 in the world.

Kevin Chappell

  • Won his first PGA TOUR event at the 2017 Valero Texas Open in April, after recording six runner-up and three third-place finishes in his first six years on the PGA TOUR. Tied for seventh at the Masters two weeks prior to his win.
  • Ranked No. 23 in the FedExCup standings and No. 25 in the world. Finished a career-best eighth in the FedExCup standings last year after posting eight top-10 finishes (four runner-ups) and reaching his first TOUR Championship.
  • Won the 2008 NCAA individual and team championships at UCLA while earning the Jack Nicklaus Award, honoring the nation’s best collegiate golfer.

J.B. Holmes

  • Four-time PGA TOUR winner played on the 2008 and 2016 Ryder Cup teams as well as the 2015 Presidents Cup team for the U.S.
  • In 2016, placed third in the British Open, T4 in the Masters and reached the TOUR Championship of the FedExCup playoffs for the second consecutive season, finishing No. 30 in the final FedExCup standings.

Billy Hurley III

  • 2016 Quicken Loans National champion, his first PGA TOUR win.
  • Playing the 2017 Quicken Loans National at his home course, TPC Potomac.
  • Leesburg, Virginia, native, Annapolis, Maryland, resident & 2004 U.S. Naval Academy graduate. Only veteran playing on the PGA TOUR.

K.J. Choi

  • 2007 tournament champion, 2011 PLAYERS Championship winner and three-time Presidents Cup selection.
  • Eight career PGA TOUR wins are the most of anyone in the tournament field. Most successful Korean-born player in PGA TOUR history.

Si Woo Kim

  • Two-time PGA TOUR winner became the youngest golfer and the second Korean (K.J. Choi) to win THE PLAYERS Championship. Ranked No. 25 in the FedExCup standings and No. 29 in the world.
  • Finished No. 17 in the 2016 FedExCup standings as a PGA TOUR rookie last year, and was the youngest tournament champ on TOUR in 2016. Turns 22 on Wednesday of Quicken Loans National tournament week (June 28).

Marc Leishman

  • Won his second PGA TOUR event in March at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. Ranked No. 15 in the FedExCup standings and No. 37 in the world.
  • Australian was selected to the past two Presidents Cup International teams.

Wesley Bryan

  • PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year contender who won his first TOUR event at the RBC Heritage in April after 18 career PGA TOUR starts.
  • 2016 Web.com Tour Player of the Year who is now ranked No. 22 in the FedExCup standings.

Gary Woodland

  • Long-hitting, two-time PGA TOUR winner who has two runner-up finishes this season (OHL Classic at Mayakoba; Honda Classic).
  • Ranked No. 21 in the FedExCup standings.

Adam Hadwin

  • Canada’s top-ranked player who won his first PGA TOUR title at March’s Valspar Championship. Ranked No. 11 in the FedExCup standings.
  • Shot 13-under 59 during the third round of the CareerBuilder Challenge in January, becoming the first Canadian and eighth player to card a sub-60 round in PGA TOUR tournament play.

Harold Varner III

  • Second-year PGA TOUR pro who recorded four top-10 finishes and reached the second event of the FedExCup playoffs last year as a PGA TOUR rookie.
  • Placed seventh at the 2016 Quicken Loans National. Claimed only pro victory at the 2016 Australian PGA Championship.

Smylie Kaufman

  • Second-year PGA TOUR pro placed T10 in the 2016 Quicken Loans National and reached the second stage of the FedExCup Playoffs as a rookie last year. His best results in the current TOUR season came in May as he finished T5 at the Wells Fargo Championship and T12 at THE PLAYERS Championship in consecutive weeks.
  • In his fifth career PGA TOUR start in 2015, he carded a final-round 10-under 61 to win his only PGA TOUR event at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

Curtis Luck

  • 20-year-old Australian; 2016 U.S. Amateur champion who became the world’s No. 1 ranked amateur in March 2017.
  • In April 2017, finished runner-up for low amateur at the Masters before turning pro at the Valero Texas Open.

The field includes:

  • Four past Quicken Loans National champions (Choi, Haas, Merritt, Hurley III)
  • 14 of the 27 PGA TOUR champions in the current 2016-17 season (through the U.S. Open)
  • 11 of the top 30 in the 2016-17 FedExCup standings (through the U.S. Open)
  • Two of the last six FedExCup champions (Haas, Horschel)
  • Eight golfers who played in last year’s season-ending TOUR Championship