Every year, following the conclusion of the Honda Classic, a Monday event in the neighborhood draws a stronger field of names than the PGA Tour tournament.
The Seminole Golf Club Pro-Member event dates back to 1937 and features one of the most powerful fields in golf, both from a pure world-ranking standpoint as well as a movers-and-shakers point of view.
Despite only three players ranked in the top-10 of the Official Worl Golf Rankings teeing it up at the $6.8 million purse Honda Classic, seven of the top-10 will be at Seminole on Monday morning. Among them are Justin Rose, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy.
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Also participating are major champions Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman, Nick Price, Ian Baker-Finch, Jim Furyk, Jerry Pate, Paul Azinger, Martin Kaymer, Stewart Cink, Davis Love, Lucas Glover and Amy Alcott.
The one-day event is a tribute to host Jimmy Dunne, a highly successful Wall Street investment banker, and head pro Bob Ford, according to Golfweek.com.
The Seminole Pro-Member has 7 of the world’s top 9 players in the field – 4 more than this week’s Honda Classic! https://t.co/y0j4giwJ1Y
— Dylan Dethier (@dylan_dethier) March 3, 2019
Among the power brokers who are counted among Seminole’s membership are Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred, PGA of America CEO Seth Waugh, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman and NBC Sports’ Pete Bevacqua.