• Workday Charity Open: Big names on display

    Jon Rahm
    Jon Rahm

    The Rocket Mortgage Classic turned out arguably the weakest field since the PGA Tour resumed play, but this week’s inaugural Workday Charity Open at Muirfield Village features the big guns.

    READ: Chase Koepka to compete at Muirfield Village

    Jack Nicklaus’ signature layout will host back-to-back events with this new tournament replacing the John Deere Classic.

    The field is headlined by Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Brooks Koepka. Another world top-10 player, Patrick Cantlay, will take the fairways and arrives as the defending champion of the Memorial Tournament.

    Dylan Frittelli, who tested positive for Covid-19, will not return to action this week but perhaps next leaving fellow South Africans Charl Schwartzel and Branden Grace as the local interest in week five. The  duo missed the cut in Detroit and will be looking for a fast start in order to bolster their FedExCup standings.

    The likes of Hideki Matsuyama, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Xander Schauffele, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed and Rickie Fowler add to the star attraction.

    At next week’s event fans will return in limited numbers to line the fairways.

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