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Bridgestone Senior Players Championship field announced for tournament in Akron

The Plain Dealer  Cleveland logo The Plain Dealer Cleveland 7/2/2022 Marc Bona,

AKRON, Ohio – The field for the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship includes defending champion Steve Stricker along with a who’s who among professional golfers.

The 80-player field is set to compete Thursday to Sunday, July 7-10, at Firestone Country Club in Akron.

Seven World Golf Hall of Fame members are in the field:

• Fred Couples, 2011 champion;

• Ernie Els;

• Retief Goosen, who won the first playing of the event at Firestone’s South Course in 2019;

• Bernhard Langer, champion in 2014, 2015 and 2016;

• Davis Love III;

• Colin Montgomerie; and

• Vijay Singh, 2018 champion.

The Bridgestone Senior Players is the fourth of five majors on PGA Tour Champions this year. Stricker (Regions Tradition), Steven Alker (KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship) and Padraig Harrington (U.S. Senior Open) won the first three major titles. The season’s final major, The Senior Open Championship, will be Thursday to Sunday, July 21-24, at Gleneagles in Scotland.

The 1997 Open champion Justin Leonard — who turned 50, the senior-eligibility age, on June 15 — is making his PGA Tour Champions debut at Firestone.

Winner of this year’s Bridgestone Senior Players tournament will receive an exemption into the 2023 Players Championship.

The field

Alker, Steven

Allen, Michael

Allenby, Robert

Ames, Stephen

Andrade, Billy

Appleby, Stuart

Austin, Woody

Barron, Doug

Beckman, Cameron

Bertsch, Shane

Branshaw, David

Broadhurst, Paul

Browne, Olin

Byrum, Tom

Cejka, Alex

Choi, K.J.

Clarke, Darren

Couples, Fred

Daly, John

Dawson, Marco

Day, Glen

DiMarco, Chris

Duke, Ken

Dunlap, Scott

Durant, Joe

Duval, David

Els, Ernie

Estes, Bob

Flesch, Steve

Frost, David

Funk, Fred

Furyk, Jim

Gay, Brian

Goosen, Retief

Goydos, Paul

Haas, Jay

Hensby, Mark

Herron, Tim

Huston, John

Jaidee, Thongchai

Janzen, Lee

Jiménez, Miguel Angel

Jobe, Brandt

Jones, Kent

Karlsson, Robert

Kelly, Jerry

Labritz, Rob

Langer, Bernhard

Leonard, Justin

Lickliter II, Frank

Love III, Davis

Maggert, Jeff

Mayfair, Billy

McCarron, Scott

McKenzie, David

Mediate, Rocco

Montgomerie, Colin

Pampling, Rod

Parel, Scott

Parnevik, Jesper

Pavin, Corey

Pernice Jr., Tom

Petrovic, Tim

Pride, Dicky

Quigley, Brett

Sauers, Gene

Senden, John

Short Jr., Wes

Sindelar, Joey

Singh, Vijay

Stankowski, Paul

Stricker, Steve

Sutherland, Kevin

Tanigawa, Ken

Toms, David

Triplett, Kirk

Verplank, Scott

Waldorf, Duffy

Weir, Mike

Yang, Y.E.

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