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97 of World's top 100 to play at PGA Championship

Defending Champion Vijay Singh, winner of four events this year and three career major championships, will be joined by 14 past Champions and 31 overall major winners in the 87th PGA Championship, Aug. 11-14, at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.

Overall, 97 of the top 100 players in the current Official World Rankings have committed to play in the season's final major.

Since 1991, the PGA Championship has featured the most top 100 world-ranked players among the year's four major championships.

Singh, who also captured the 1998 PGA Championship, is part of a 64-player delegation representing 21 countries -- both Championship international records. Australia leads with 15 entrants in a 156-player field that will be complete Aug. 7, following the conclusion of The International.

Rounding out the PGA Champions in the field are: Paul Azinger (1993), Rich Beem (2002), Mark Brooks (1996), John Daly (1991), Steve Elkington (1995), Wayne Grady (1990), Davis Love III (1997), Shaun Micheel (2003), Larry Nelson (1981, '87), Jeff Sluman (1988), Hal Sutton (1983), David Toms (2001), Bob Tway (1986) and Tiger Woods (1999, 2000).

The 87th PGA Championship, the first to visit historic Baltusrol Golf Club, is the second Championship to be contested in New Jersey. The legendary Sam Snead captured the 1942 PGA Championship at Seaview Country Club in Atlantic City.


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