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Defending champion Jay Haas will have to fend off perhaps the toughest field of the season if he hopes to keep the Alfred S. Bourne Trophy. (Photo: Hunter/Getty Images)

Field for 2009 Senior PGA Championship

The star-studded field for the 2009 Senior PGA Championship features 25 major champions, 13 Ryder Cup captains and 10 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

BEACHWOOD, Ohio – Here is the field for the 2009 Senior PGA Championship, to be played May 21-24 at Canterbury Golf Club:
ADAMS, Mitch -  Cary, NC
ALLEM, Fulton - SOUTH AFRICA
ALLEN, Michael - Scottsdale, AZ
AOKI, Isao - JAPAN
ARTHUR, Perry - Plano, TX  (cp)
AUBREY, John - Butler, PA  (cp)
BEAN, Andy - Lakeland, FL
BECK, Chip - Lake Forest, IL
BLACK, Ronnie - Tucson, AZ
BLACKMAR, Phil - Corpus Christi, TX
BLAIR, III, James - Ogden, UT  (cp)
BLAKE, Jay Don - St. George, UT
BORICH, Mike -  Salt Lake City, UT  (cp)
BRAND, Gordon J. - ENGLAND
BRAND Jr., Gordon - SCOTLAND
BRITTON, Bill - Rumson, NJ (cp)
BRUNER, Mouse -  Los Angeles, CA
BRYANT, Brad - Lakeland, FL
BYRUM, Curt - Scottsdale, AZ
CALI, Giuseppe - ITALY
CAMERON, Bob - ENGLAND
CARBONETTI, Luis - ARGENTINA
CHAPMAN, Roger - ENGLAND
CHARLES, Bob - NEW ZEALAND
COCHRAN, Russ - Paducah, KY
COLDWATER, Cleve - Clarks Summit, PA  (cp)
COODY, Charles - Abilene, TX
COOK, John - Orlando, FL
COSTON, Jeff - Blaine, WA  (cp)
CRENSHAW, Ben - Austin, TX
CUNNING, Mike - Phoenix, AZ
DAVIS, Scott - Hurricane, WV  (cp)
DOUGLASS, Dale - Castle Rock, CO 
DOYLE, Allen - La Grange, GA
DRUMMOND, Ross - SCOTLAND
EAKS, R.W. - Fountain Hills, AZ
EDWARDS, David - Stillwater, OK
EGER, David - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
FERGUS, Keith - Houston, TX
FERNANDEZ, Vicente - ARGENTINA
FIEDLER, Jon - Camarillo, CA  (cp)
FLEISHER, Bruce - Greenville, SC
FORSMAN, Dan - Provo, UT
FORSTER, George - Blue Bell, PA  (cp)
FRANCO, Angel - PARAGUAY
FRANTZ, Will - Scottsdale, AZ  (cp)
FUNK, Fred - Ponte Vedra, FL
GEORGE, Cory - Lancaster, OH (cp)
GIBBONS, Robert - Molalla, OR  (cp)
GIBSON, Freddy - Orlando, FL (cp)
GILDER, Bob - Corvallis, OR
GOODES, Mike - Reidsville, NC
GRADY, Wayne - AUSTRALIA
GREEN, Ken - West Palm Beach, FL
HAAS, Jay - Greer, SC
HALL, Walter - Clemmons, NC
HALLBERG, Gary - Denver, CO
HANEFELD, Kirk - Acton, MA  (cp)
HARRIS, John - Minneapolis, MN
HARWOOD, Mike - AUSTRALIA
HATALSKY, Morris - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
HAYES, Mark - Edmond, OK
HEGGARTY, Jimmy - NORTHERN IRELAND
HERZAN, Thomas - Findlay, OH  (cp)
HOCH, Scott - Orlando, FL
HOLTON, Fred - Montgomery, AL  (cp)
HOSPITAL, Domingo - SPAIN
HULBERT, Mike - Orlando, FL
IRWIN, Hale - Paradise Valley, AZ
JACOBS, John - Scottsdale, AZ 
JAMES, Mark - ENGLAND
JENKINS, Tom - Austin, TX 
JOB, Nick - ENGLAND
JOHNSON, Mark W. - Helendale, CA
JOHNSTONE, Tony - ZIMBABWE
JONES, Gene - Orlando, FL
KITE, Tom - Austin, TX
LANGER, Bernhard - GERMANY
LAPSLEY, Jim - NEW ZEALAND
LAWRENCE, Mike - Easley, SC  (cp)
LEHMAN, Tom - Scottsdale, AZ
LOEFFLER, Bill - Castle Rock, CO  (cp)
LOGUE, Jim - Canton, OH  (cp)
LONGMUIR, Bill - SCOTLAND
LYLE, Sandy - SCOTLAND
MALASKA, Mike - Meza, AZ  (cp)
MARRELLO, Fran - Plymouth, CT  (cp)
MASON, James - Dillard, GA
MCCALLISTER, Blaine - Fort Stockton, TX
MCGRATH, Bob - San Jose, CA  (cp)
MCKNIGHT, Tom - Bluffton, SC 
MCNULTY, Mark - IRELAND
MERRIMAN, Dave - AUSTRALIA
MESHIAI, Kong - JAPAN
MITCHELL, Peter - ENGLAND
MIZE, Larry - Columbus, GA
MORGAN, Gil - Edmond, OK
MORSE, John - Marshall, MI
MUROTA, Kiyoshi - JAPAN
MURRAY, Brent - Lake Oswego, OR  (cp)
NIELSEN, Lonnie - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
NORMAN, Greg - AUSTRALIA
OAKLEY, Pete - Palm City, FL
O'MEARA, Mark - Windermere, FL
O'SULLIVAN, Denis - IRELAND
OZAKI, Joe - JAPAN
PATE, Jerry - Pensacola, FL
POHL, Dan - Phoenix, AZ
POOLEY, Don - Tucson, AZ
PRICE, Nick - Hobe Sound, FL
PURTZER, Tom - Scottsdale, AZ
QUIGLEY, Dana - West Palm Beach, FL
QUIROS, Juan - SPAIN
REID, Mike - Westminster, MD
ROBERTS, Loren - Memphis, TN
ROBISON, Gary - Canton, OH  (cp)
ROCCA, Costantino - ITALY
ROMERO, Eduardo - ARGENTINA
ROTH, Jeff - Flushing, MI  (cp)
SAN FILIPPO, Mike - Hobe Sound, FL (cp)
SHEEHAN, Butch - Rancho Mirage, CA  (cp)
SIMPSON, Tim - Greensboro, GA
SINDELAR, Joey - Horseheads, NY
SLUMAN, Jeff - Hinsdale, IL
SMITH, Mike - Titusville, FL
SNEAD, J.C. - Hot Springs, VA
SOBB, Jim - Barrington, IL  (cp)
SOWINSKI, Gary - Rancho Santa Fe, CA  (cp)
STARKJOHANN, Chris - Cardiff by the Sea, CA  (cp)
STADLER, Craig - Evergreen, CO
STOCKTON, Dave - Redlands, CA
STRECK, Ron - Tulsa, OK
SUTCLIFFE, Nevin - Lehigh Acres, FL
SUTTON, Hal - Shreveport, LA
THOMAS, Steve - Tupelo, MS
THOMPSON, Robert - Huntsville, TX  (cp)
THORPE, Jim - Heathrow, FL
TORRANCE, Sam - SCOTLAND
TORTORICI, Vincent - Stuart, FL (cp)
TUCKER, Chris - Fort Mill, SC (cp)
TWAY, Bob - Edmond, OK
UPPER, Brett - Scottsdale, AZ  (cp)
VAUGHAN, Bruce - Hutchinson, KS
VLOSICH, Ron - Lakewood, CO  (cp)
VUCINICH, Roy - Moon Township, PA  (cp)
WADKINS, Bobby - Manakin-Sabot, VA 
WADKINS, Lanny - Dallas, TX
WARGO, Tom - Centralia, IL 
WATANABE, Tsukasa - JAPAN
WATSON, Denis - ZIMBABWE
WATSON, Tom - White Sulphur Springs, WV
WHITE, Jim - Lincoln, NE  (cp)
WIEBE, Mark - Denver, CO
WOODWARD, Jim - Oklahoma City, OK  (cp)
WOOSNAM, Ian - WALES
ZOELLER, Fuzzy - Floyds Knobs, IN

(cp) designates PGA of America Club Professional

The total field will be a maximum of 156 players.

One spot is being held for the Regions Charity Classic winner.

Openings caused by the withdrawal or non-entry of any of the 35 club professionals will be filled exclusively from an alternate list determined at the 2008 Senior PGA Professional National Championship.  All other openings in the field will be filled, in order, off of the 2009 Champions Tour money list through April 27, 2009, through position 99.  If, and when, the next opening occurs, positions (i.e. 100 and forward) will be filled by alternating between the 2008 Senior PGA Professional National Championship alternate list and the 2009 Champions Tour Money List (through April 27) respectively.

ALTERNATE LIST FOR THE 121 PLAYERS WHO DID NOT QUALIFY THROUGH THE SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:

1    Michael Turner
2    Joe Gutterman
3    Adam Adams
4    Wayne DeFrancesco
5    Donnie Hammond
6    Jay Overton
7    Jim Chancey
8    Tom Sutter
9    Mitch Adcock
10    Darrell Kestner
11    Dave Eichelberger
12    Marty Schiene
13    Jim Albus
14    Jon Stanley
15    Jose Maria Canizares

ALTERNATE LIST FOR THE 35 PGA CLUB PROFESSIONALS THAT QUALIFIED THROUGH THE 2008 SENIOR PGA PROFESSIONAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:

1    Joe Gutterman
2    Wayne DeFrancesco
3    Jay Overton
4    Tom Sutter
5    Darrell Kestner
6    Marty Schiene
7    Jon Stanley

*Brett Upper (#6 on 2008 SPPNC Alternate list) qualified through category #21.

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