The 2021 PGA Championship field of 156 players is made up of predominantly of exempt players from a variety exemption categories, with no open qualifiers except (technically) through the PGA of America Professional Championship.
The PGA of America also produces a PGA Championship alternate list, determining which players get in the field when others already in the field withdraw.
The PGA of America will pull from the PGA Championship alternate list to fill the field of 156 players, particularly if the spot they have left open for winner of the AT&T Byron Nelson is not already exempt into the year's second major.
Then there are all the players that could potentially withdraw the week of the PGA Championship with injury or other problems.
The PGA Championship alternate list is quoted 10 deep as a bit of an ode to John Daly, who won as the ninth alternate in 1991. The alternate list is based on the money list since last year's PGA Championship to the week prior to the championship.
2021 PGA Championship alternates
- Wyndham Clark (IN via Vijay Singh WD)
- Brandon Hagy
- Kyoung-hoon Lee
- C.T. Pan
- Lucas Glover
- Henrik Norlander
- Patton Kizzire
- Keith Mitchell
- Matthew NeSmith