Quality field at the Honda Classic

The Honda Classic has attracted a record field, considered the best in the modern day history of the event.

The February 26th event, which will be hosted at PGA National Resort and Spa, has attracted no less than 16 of the world’s top 25 players.

The prestigious list includes world number one Rory McIlroy, 2014 Open Championship runner-up Sergio Garcia, former US Open winner Justin Rose, two time Major champion Martin Kaymer and veteran Phil Mickelson.

Joining the elite list is defending champion Russell Henley, former world number one Lee Westwood and the mercurial Rickie Fowler, who finished in the top five of each Major in 2014.

“I think the word continues to spread around the PGA TOUR that this is a special event that kicks off the Florida swing,” revealed Honda Classic Executive Director Kenneth Kennerly on pgatour.com.

“Each year more players are deciding to come and be a part of it. The quality of this field is a continued endorsement of what we have done with this event over the past eight years.

“We are proud that the leading players in the world love playing here and think they will enjoy the re-grassed fairways and other improvements that have been implemented by Jack Nicklaus and PGA National this year. It should be a great week.”

Unfortunately, Tiger Woods will miss his home event as he continues to search for form after a back injury forced him to pull out of the Farmers Insurance Open earlier in the month.