Defending champion Scottie Scheffler highlights 2024 Players Championship field

It’s time for The Players. The 50th edition, in fact.

The biggest event on the PGA Tour schedule outside of the major championships is here. The 2024 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponta Vedra Beach, Florida, kicks off Thursday, and as expected, all of the best PGA Tour players will be in the field, including world No. 1 and defending champion Scottie Scheffler, past winner Rory McIlroy and numerous others.

In what some may call a surprise, Tiger Woods will not be in the field at the Players Championship. Last December at the Hero World Challenge, Woods said he wanted to try to play once a month in 2024. thus far, he has played once, the Genesis Invitational, and he made it only 24 holes before withdrawing because of an illness.

The Players Championship has a purse of $25 million with the winner pocketing $4.5 million. It’s the biggest purse and first-place prize of the season. The victor will also receive 750 FedEx Cup points.

Here’s a look at the field for the 2024 Players Championship:

Story originally appeared on GolfWeek