Loaded field for Bass Pro Legends of Golf, Apr. 20-23

RIDGEDALE, Mo. – The Legends are coming back to the Ozarks in what is sure to be a tournament to remember. Competition commences on Friday, April 21 at Big Cedar Lodge for the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf, and welcomes a field of competitors that includes Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and a cavalcade of golf royalty.

The distinguished group will play rounds at Top of the Rock Ozarks Heritage Preserve, the only Par-3 course to host a PGA TOUR tournament, and Buffalo Ridge Springs, recently named the number one ranked public golf course in the state of Missouri by Golf Magazine. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of Legends of Golf and the fourth year that Big Cedar Lodge has played host.

Champions Tour participants will play 54 holes at the Legends of Golf, and the field includes notable newcomers John Daly, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Jose Maria Olazabal, along with fan favorites Tom Watson and Fred Couples. The Legends Tour will crown a champion after 36 holes, making way for a special Sunday Skins match between greats Nicklaus, Player, Trevino and a few special guests.

Collectively, competitors in the 2017 Legends of Golf have a laundry list of remarkable accomplishments, including:

  • 86 major championship wins on the PGA TOUR
  • 80 major titles on PGA TOUR Champions
  • 16 current World Golf Hall of Fame members with two set to be inducted later this year (Love III, Woosnam)
  • 778 PGA TOUR titles and 549 PGA TOUR Champions victories
  • Nine players in the field have served as captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team and two have been captains of the European squad
  • Five players have been captains or will captain the U.S. Presidents Cup team, while two others led the International team

Tickets for the 2017 Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf are still available with $25 daily passes and discounts for military, veterans and first responders. To purchase or more a full schedule of tournament activities, visit www.BassProLegends.com.




  1. Michael Allen / John Daly
  2. Jay Haas / Fred Couples
  3. Tom Purtzer / Brad Bryant
  4. Dan Forsman / Mike Reid
  5. Roger Chapman / David Frost
  6. Tom Jenkins / Mark O’Meara
  7. Woody Austin / Mark Calcavecchia
  8. Brad Faxon / Scott McCarron
  9. Miguel A. Jimenez* / Jose Maria Olazabal
  10. Steve Lowery /Tim Petrovic
  11. Tom Lehman / Loren Roberts
  12. Paul Goydos / Kevin Sutherland
  13. Ben Crenshaw* / Jerry Pate
  14. Sandy Lyle / Ian Woosnam*
  15. Jerry Kelly / Steve Stricker
  16. Tommy Armour/Jesper Parnevik
  17. Lee Janzen/Rocco Mediate
  18. Scott Hoch / Kenny Perry
  19. Larry Mize / Hal Sutton
  20. Olin Browne / Steve Pate
  21. Craig Stadler / Kirk Triplett
  22. Tom Pernice /Bob Tway
  23. John Cook / Joey Sindelar
  24. Davis Love / Scott Verplank
  25. Fred Funk / Jeff Sluman
  26. Corey Pavin / Duffy Waldorf
  27. Billy Andrade / Joe Durant
  28. Tom Kite / Gil Morgan
  29. Andy North / Tom Watson
  30. David Toms / Jeff Maggert
  31. Hale Irwin / Wes Short*
  32. Bob Gilder / Billy Mayfair
  33. Russ Cochran / Jay Don Blake
  34. John Huston / Mark Brooks
  35. Scott Simpson / Wayne Levi
  36. Jim Thorpe / Dana Quigley
  37. Carlos Franco / Vijay Singh


Sponsor Exemptions to date:

  1. Ben Crenshaw
  2. Miguel A. Jimenez
  3. Ian Woosnam
  4. Wes Short



  1. Mike Hill / Lee Trevino
  2. Tom Wieskopf / Tony Jacklin
  3. Tommy Jacobs / Jim Ferree
  4. Gary Player / Jack Nicklaus
  5. John Bland / Graham Marsh
  6. Charles Coody / Dale Douglass
  7. Bruce Fleisher / Larry Nelson
  8. Butch Baird / Al Geiberger
  9. Dave Eichelberger / Jim Colbert
  10. Allen Doyle / Hubert Green
  11. Bob Murphy / David Graham