The Honda Classic Field: Scott, Garcia, Thomas Headline


Adam Scott, who outlasted Sergio Garcia in the final round to win the 2016 Honda Classic, will return to defend his title in the 2017 edition of the long-running PGA Tour event at PGA National Resort & Spa.

Scott, ranked No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be challenged by a world class field which includes two others inside the top-10 – No. 8 Justin Thomas, and last year’s runner-up, No. 9 Garcia.

Additional top-ranked players include No. 12 Justin Rose, No. 13 Danny Willett, the 2016 Masters winner, No. 14 Rickie Fowler, and No. 16 Paul Casey.

Thomas, one of the hottest players in the world right now, scored back-to-back PGA Tour victories in Hawaii last month. Garcia, who finished second to Scott at The Honda in 2016, had a wire-to-wire victory at the Dubai Desert Classic that catapulted him back into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The star-studded International field at The Honda also includes Englishmen Tyrell Hatton (19), Matthew Fitzpatrick (29), Luke Donald (97), and Ian Poulter, Scotland’s Russell Knox (18), Belgian Thomas Pieters (47), South Africans Ernie Els, Branden Grace (17), Louis Oosthuizen (25) and Retief Goosen, Spain’s Rafa Cabrera Bello (26), Argentine Emiliano Grillo (28), Italy’s Francesco Molinari (31), Germany’s Martin Kaymer (50), Irishmen Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell (87), and Japan’s Ryo Ishikawa.

Others top ranked Americans include Brooks Koepka (20) and Daniel Berger (33) and Zach Johnson (39).

Source: The Honda Classic Media


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