Full field for Sentry Tournament of Champions revealed as Rory McIlroy opts out

A strong field has been assembled for the first PGA Tour event of 2023 - but world number one Rory McIlroy is a notable absentee.

The 39-man field set to assemble at Kapalua's Plantation Course from January 5-8 has been finalised, featuring no less than 17 of the world's top 20 players.

Only players who won a tournament in 2022, plus players who cracked the top 30 in the FedEx Cup playoffs, are eligible for the field.

That includes recent major championship winners Scottie Scheffler, Matt Fitzpatrick and Justin Thomas, who will be joined by the likes of Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm and Jordan Spieth.

One notable absentee however is the world's top-ranked player, Rory McIlroy.

While the Tournament of Champions represents the first of the year's 13 "elevated events" on the PGA Tour, a player is allowed to sit out one of the 13 events of his choice.

As it happens, this is the event that McIlroy is choosing to sit out. He has only played the Sentry once in his career, finishing tied for fourth in 2019.

McIlroy didn't play his first event of 2022 until the Genesis Invitational in mid-February.

Also absent from the field is reigning Open champion Cam Smith, who joined LIV Golf shortly after winning his first major trophy and is no longer a member of the PGA Tour.

Here's a rundown of all the players set to tee up in Kapalua, in alphabetical order:

Keegan Bradley

Ryan Brehm

Sam Burns

Patrick Cantlay

Corey Conners

Tony Finau

Matt Fitzpatrick

Brian Harman

Russell Henley

Tom Hoge

Max Homa

Billy Horschel

Viktor Hovland

Mackenzie Hughes

Sungjae Im

Tom Kim

KH Lee

Luke List

Hideki Matsuyama

Collin Morikawa

Trey Mullinax

JT Poston

Seamus Power

Jon Rahm

Chad Ramey

Chez Reavie

Xander Schauffele

Scottie Scheffler

Adam Scott

JJ Spaun

Jordan Spieth

Scott Stallings

Sepp Straka

Adam Svensson

Sahith Theegala

Justin Thomas

Aaron Wise

Cameron Young

Will Zalatoris

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