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$5,000,000 Chevron World Challenge Field
Sherwood Country Club
Par 72 - 7052 Yards
Thousand Oaks, California
Dec 1 - Dec 4, 2011
 
Keegan Bradley
Paul Casey
K.J. Choi
Jason Day
Rickie Fowler
Jim Furyk
Bill Haas
Zach Johnson
Matt Kuchar
Martin Laird
Hunter Mahan
Webb Simpson
Steve Stricker
Bo Van Pelt
Nick Watney
Bubba Watson
Gary Woodland
Tiger Woods
 
NOTES
Tiger Woods was 49th in the world when the deadline came for entry into this elite field. That was good enough to earn a spot into the field for his somewhat silly-season event. While not an official tournament, this championship does award world-ranking points. Last year, Woods looked poised to finally break out and get that first win since his life fell apart Thanksgiving night of 2009. Graeme McDowell had other ideas. McDowell, last year`s U.S. Open champion and Ryder Cup clincher for Europe, holed a pair of long birdie putts to top Woods. The first long birdie came at the 18th hole in regulation and the second came on the first playoff hole. That quickly, the fortunes of both continued - McDowell polished off an amazing 2010 campaign, while Woods` woes remained. This 18-player field is very American heavy. Fourteen of the 18 competitors hail from the good ole` US of A, with only Paul Casey, K.J. Choi, Jason Day and Martin Laird as the foreigners. Golf Channel has the action the first two rounds, then NBC takes over on the weekend. Starting Friday of next week is the Franklin Templeton Shootout, which was won last year by the team of Dustin Johnson and Ian Poulter, but they won`t be back to defend their title.