The PGA Tour's most impromptu event will feature plenty of starpower as the circuit begins a two-week stay at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
This week was supposed to be the John Deere Classic, but when tournament organizers opted to cancel the event because of COVID-19 concerns, the Tour stepped in and created an event out of thin air. Enter this week's Workday for Charity Open, which will be played against a familiar backdrop but with a slightly unique course setup.
Here's a look at some of the featured early-round groupings this week, as Phil Mickelson returns to action and three of the top five players in the world join him in Ohio (official tee times expected Tuesday afternoon):
Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Cantlay
Lefty will be back inside the ropes, continuing his trend of playing every other week since the Tour returned to action. Mickelson missed the cut at Colonial but finished T-24 in Connecticut, and his Muirfield Village credentials include just three top-10s in 19 prior trips. He'll be joined by Spieth, who struggled in his last two starts but has a history of going low on this course, and Cantlay, who won last year's Memorial and finished T-11 at Travelers in his first start since February.