The last four qualifiers are Beau Hossler, Tom Hoge, Trey Mullinax and Brandon Harkins, who were selected based on their position in the FedExCup standings through the Zurich Classic in order to complete the field of 144.
If a player wins the Wells Fargo Championship that is not otherwise qualified and/or John Peterson earns enough FedExCup points to equal or exceed 125th place on the FedExCup Points List for the preceding season (237), the last qualifier(s) would become the first alternate(s). Harkins is currently the last man in the field, followed by Mullinax.
A look at THE PLAYERS Championship 2018 Field:
- 10 past champions: Si Woo Kim (2017), Jason Day (2016), Rickie Fowler (2015), Martin Kaymer (2014), Tiger Woods (2013, 2001), Matt Kuchar (2012), Henrik Stenson (2009), Sergio Garcia (2008), Phil Mickelson (2007), Adam Scott (2004).
- 50 of the top-50 in the FedExCup standings.
- 50 of the top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking. THE PLAYERS 2018 is the first time each of the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking have been in the field at an event since the 2016 U.S. Open.
- 107 PGA TOUR winners for a total of 495 PGA TOUR victories.
- A total of 20 first-time participants.
- Qualified for THE PLAYERS, but not competing are: Graham DeLaet (back), Morgan Hoffmann (muscular dystrophy), Jim Herman (toe), Brandon Hagy (wrist), Luke Donald (back), Camilo Villegas (shoulder) and Seung Yul Noh (military service).
- Of the 144-player field, 50 are from outside the United States.
- Americans have won THE PLAYERS just four times in the last 13 years: Rickie Fowler (2015), Tiger Woods (2013), Matt Kuchar (2012) and Fred Funk (2005). International players have won 11 of the last 16 PLAYERS Championships. A total of 15 international players have won THE PLAYERS in the 44-year history of the event.
- Tiger Woods (2001, 2013), Davis Love III (1992, 2003), Steve Elkington (1991, 1997), Hal Sutton (1983, 2000), Fred Couples (1984, 1996) and Jack Nicklaus (1974, 1976 and 1978) are players with multiple wins at THE PLAYERS Championship.
An, Byeong Hun
Cabrera Bello, Rafa
Howell III, Charles
Kim, Si Woo
Potter, Jr., Ted
Van Aswegen, Tyrone
Varner III, Harold