American stars confirmed for Saudi as world-class field is announced for the Asian Tour’s flagship event

American stars confirmed for Saudi as world-class field is announced for the Asian Tour’s flagship event

The PIF Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment Advisers will return February 2-5 with one of its strongest fields to date. Eleven major champions will take on Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, including the American quintet of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Bubba Watson, and Phil Mickelson with a combined 15 major titles between them.

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Tickets are now available (click here) for the fifth instalment of the tournament that is the flagship event on the Asian Tour.

Two-time Saudi International Champion will return to Royal Greens for the 2023 event

Two-time PIF Saudi International winner Johnson is set to return to Royal Greens Golf & Country Club, a course he has impressive control over, having never finished outside the top-eight. The American, a real fan favourite, commented: ”I always look forward to returning to this event, I have fond memories here and really like the course. It suits my game very well and I love the challenge that the wind off the Red Sea can bring on the back nine.”

With 28 professional wins to his name, including two majors, Johnson has regularly spoken about the importance of growing the game in new regions. ”This is the fifth consecutive year I’ve returned to Saudi Arabia and it’s been amazing to see the growth and interest in the game since 2019. You can see the interest level rising by the year in Saudi and it has been awesome to help introduce a sport I love to a new audience.”

Johnson will be joined by fellow countrymen and powerhouses Koepka and DeChambeau, while the tournament will also mark Watson’s return to competitive golf following a season-ending knee injury last May. The two-time Masters champion held the clubhouse lead in the 2022 edition, forcing Harold Varner III to hole a sensational 92-foot eagle putt to claim the victory by one.

”Last year was an incredible event, I did everything I could on the back nine to win, including the eagle on the last but Harold went one step further with that insane putt. It was cool to be able to celebrate that special moment with him and see him get that maiden victory. We went on to be teammates for the rest of the year so it’s been great to see his growth since then.” said Watson.

”I’d obviously love to go one higher in the 2023 and win the event but mainly I’m hoping for a healthy restart to competitive golf and want to get some solid rounds under my belt around a beautiful golf course. I always look forward to going back to this event.”

Phil Mickelson

The four Americans will be joined in King Abdullah Economic City by compatriot and golfing legend Phil Mickelson, marking his fourth return to the tournament. Mickelson’s highest finish came in 2020 when he finished three shots behind winner Graeme McDowell in a tie for third place.

The American stars join the previously announced defending champion Varner III and world no.3 Cameron Smith. Other household names include Englishmen Ian Poulter, Paul Casey and Lee Westwood, 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia, plus Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Sihwan Kim and International Series Order of Merit winner Scott Vincent.

Harold Varner
Dustin Johnson
Graeme McDowell
Cameron Smith
Cameron Young
Joaquin Niemann
Abraham Ancer
Talor Gooch
Jason Kokrak
Kevin Na
Louis Oosthuizen
Brooks Koepka
Paul Casey
Lucas Herbert
Cameron Tringale
Bryson Dechambeau
Adrian Otaegui
Patrick Reed
Marc Leishman
Scott Vincent
Richard Bland
Anirban Lahiri
Sadom Kaewkanjana
Victor Perez
Rikuya Hoshino
Matt Jones
Sam Horsfield
Sergio Garcia
Yuki Inamori
Hudson Swafford
Bernd Wiesberger
Bio Kim
Jhonattan Vegas
Ian Poulter
Bubba Watson
Matthew Wolff
Takumi Kanaya
Cameron Champ
Laurie Canter
Charl Schwartzel
Justin Harding 

Lee Westwood
Ryosuke Kinoshita
Phachara Khongwatmai
Hennie Du Plessis
Branden Grace
Sihwan Kim
Hiroshi Iwata
Saud Abdullah Al Sherif
Othman Ibrahim Almulla
Kiradech Aphibarnrat
Flippo Celli
Ratchanon Chantananuwat
Taylor Dickson
Ding Wenyi
Louis James Dobbelaar
Oliver Fisher
Matt Killen
Tom Lewis
Stefano Mazzoli
John Pak
David Puig
Quinn Riley
Faisal Mohammed Salhab
Taiga Semikawa
Peter Uihlein
Pat Perez
Eugenio Chacarra
Carlos Ortiz
Chase Koepka
Henrik Stenson
Wade Ormsby
Charles Howell III
James Piot
Phil Mickelson
Turk Pettit
Jediah Morgan
Jinichiro Kozuma 
Shergo Al Kurdi 

Travis Smyth
Hideto Tanihara
Jazz Janewattananond
Andy Ogletree
Naraajie E. Ramadhanputra
El Mehdi Fakori
Issa Abouelela
Louis de Jager
Yeongsu Kim
Gaganjeet Bhullar
Danthai Boonma
Itthipat Buranatanyarat
Chan Shih-chang
Kosuke Hamamoto
Berry Henson
Tiriwat Kaewsiribandit
Rashid Khan
Richard T. Lee
Steve Lewton
Taehoon Ok
Paul Peterson
Ajeetesh Sandhu
Todd Sinnott
Ian Snyman
Sarit Suwannarut
Pavit Tangkamolprasert
Nitithorn Thippong
Jarin Todd
Rattanon Wannasrichan
Shubhankar Sharma
Scott Hend
Sanghyun Park
Minkyu Kim
Trevor Simsby
Suradit Yongcharoenchai
Jbe Kruger
Yikeun Chang
Miguel Carballo
Taehee Lee 

The Asian Tour’s flagship event will welcome a 118-strong field, bringing together household names as well as the stars and future stars of Asian golf. Players confirmed for the 2022 Saudi International powered by Softbank Investment advisers are as follows:

The PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers moved onto the Asian Tour circuit in 2022 as part of a new partnership. The four-day event has a $5million prize fund and will once again seek to have one of the highest Official World Golf Ranking point totals in international golf when it tees-off in February.

For more information about the PIF Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers and future Golf Saudi events, visit



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